New England Air Museum
Howard W. Eppler

 

Howard Eppler, WWII

 

Recent Address:

5702 NW Hillside Drive, Kansas City, MO 64151-2633

Email:

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Family Information:

Parents: William and Candace

Hometown:

Kansas City, KS

Date Entered Service:

October 30, 1942

Service Number:

17127764

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

44th

Location of Unit:

Pratt AAF, Kansas (December, 1943)

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

6

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

 

Service Schools Attended:

Keesler Field -- Airplane Mechanic Nov 1942-Mar 1943; Chanute Field -- Advanced Instrument Apr 1943-Jun 1943; NCOPTIS -- Miami Beach, FL Jul 1943-Oct 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic, MOS 686-Airplane Instrument Mechanic, Specialist

Rank Upon Discharge:

S/Sgt

Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

December 1, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Minister/Missionary 1950 to 1998.

Comments:

Mr. Eppler passed away July 17, 2010.

 

Howard Eppler in India, 1944.

 

Howard Eppler, 2002

 


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