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Walter C. Kinney
Walter C. KIinney - 1943
Walter C. KIinney - 1943
Recent Address:   325 Vineyard Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Family Information:   Parents: Oren and Rose; Wife: Priscilla; Children: Lawrence, Kathryn, Jeffrey, Cyndee; Siblings: Leslie, Leonard, Nellie, John
Hometown:   Santa Rosa, CA
Date Entered Service:   February 6, 1942
Service Number:   39088904
Bomb Group:   40th
Location of Unit:    
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:    
Awards/Decorations:   American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge
Service Schools Attended:   Ex-carbine - December 1943
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 674-Message Center Chief
Rank Upon Discharge:   Staff Sergeant
Crew Type:   Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 15, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Construction Foreman -- Pacific Tel & Tel., retired 1978.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Served in campaigns in China, India, Burma and Asiatic Pacific. Was on Tinian when the Enola Gay bombed Japan. I was proud to be an American and serve my country and grateful to return home alive and without injury. Only memories of sad losses of friends and co-workers. Lasting friendships were formed.



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