New England Air Museum
Hugo A. Provano
Recent Address: 2603 Weigelia Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30345-3968
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Family Information: Parents: Hugo Sr. and Kathleen; Children: Mark, Joel
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Date Entered Service: February 24, 1941
Service Number: 0750839
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 677th
Location of Unit: Dudkundi, India; November 1944
Missions Flown: 30
Hump Missions Flown: 5
Targets: Omura, Rangoon, Saigon, Singapore, Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kure, Yawata, Hikari, Formosa
Awards/Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars, Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Service Schools Attended: AAF Flying Schools -- CA Aug 1942-Jul 1943; ;
Military Specialty(ies): MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB,
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 44-69988 (unnamed), 44-61646 This Is It!
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th: Septmeber 30, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th: January 30, 1946
Post-WWII Military Service:
Air Force Reserve from 1/30/46 to 5/12/55
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Part owner of flooring company -- Vice President of Commercial Interior Constructor
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I always felt it was an honor and a privilege for me to have served with the 58th Bomb Wing (the first B-29 Wing in combat). My fondest memories are of the friends and acquaintances of my squadron (some of whom did not make it through the war). Now in my 87th year, I still maintain contact with my first Co-Pilot. This means a lot to me.
Mr. Provano passed away July 30, 2007. He is buried at the Georgia Memorial Park in Marietta, GA.


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