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Herman (Paddy) Padgurski
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Padgurski, 1941
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Padgurski, 1941
Recent Address: 2848 Biscaya, Laughlin, NV 89029
Family Information:
Hometown: New York, NY
Date Entered Service: February, 1941
Service Number: AO935496
Bomb Group: 468th Bomb Group
Squadron: 793rd Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit: Salina, KS; Nov 1943
Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets: Koriyama, Tokyo (3), Nagoya (2), Yokohama, Osaka (4), Kobe, Omuta, Tokohashi, Nagasaki, Anshan, Formosa, Omura, Singapore, Penyu, Mukden, Hankow, Victoria Point, Singapore (photo)
Awards/Decorations: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medals (5), Distinguished Unit Badge, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Battle Stars
Service Schools Attended: Flight Engineer Nov 1943; Navigator Mar 1958
Military Specialty(ies): MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB), MOS 1034-Navigator
Rank Upon Discharge: Major
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63532 Million Dollar Baby II
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
Post-WWII Military Service:
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I enjoyed servicing my country.
I would like to contact other members of my 468th Group 793rd squadron.

Mr Padgurski passed away December 17, 2011 in Henderson, NV. He was buried at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, NV.
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Padgurski, 2001
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Padgurski, 2001

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