New England Air Museum
Kenneth L. Eidnes

 

Recent Address:

1566 Sunset Road, Eagle River, WI 54521

Email:

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Family Information:

Parents: Lars and Astrid; Wife: Marna

Hometown:

Chicago, IL

Date Entered Service:

November 17, 1942

Service Number:

16143854

Bomb Group:

40th and 509th Composite Group

Squadron:

25th

Location of Unit:

Pratt, Kansas (August, 1943)

Missions Flown:

58th Bomb Wing in Georgia, then to Elgin Field, Florida to do testing on B-29s. I was then transferred to the e509th Composite Group, 393rd Bomb Squadron. I then went to Tinian with them.

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

 

Service Schools Attended:

Central Fire Control Jun 1943; Boeing Aircraft Wichita Aug 1943; Remote Control Repairman Nov 1944

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 960-Central Fire Control, Director of Armament Tests - B-29s

Rank Upon Discharge:

T/Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

YB-36955, 44-86292 Enola Gay (509th CG)

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

March, 1944

Date Discharged from the 58th:

November 21, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Service Engineer for Alcoa

Comments:

Mr. Eidnes passed away July 30, 2007

 


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