New England Air Museum
Allen Minter

 

Recent Address:  

4120 Oxbridge Rd., Richmond, VA 23236-1046

Email:  

 

Family Information:  

Parents: Charles E. and May

Hometown:  

Richmond, VA

Date Entered Service:  

April 5, 1943

Service Number:  

33631426

Bomb Group:  

462nd

Squadron:  

770th

Location of Unit:  

Walker AFB Jan 1944

Missions Flown:  

 

Hump Missions Flown:  

Was transferred to Flight C 1st Photo Recon Sqd & flew to Hsingching China on C-46 in January 1945 & flew back to Kharagpur in April 1945.Left India May 7, 1945 for Guam and from there to Okinawa.

Targets:  

 

Awards/Decorations:  

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge

Service Schools Attended:  

Radio School--Scott Field, IL Jun-Nov 1943

Military Specialty(ies):  

MOS 754-Radio Mechanic, AAF

Rank Upon Discharge:  

 

Crew Type:  

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:  

I worked on all the planes of the 462nd Group when I was in India.

Were you a POW?  

No

Were you interned?  

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:  

January, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:  

December 11, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:  

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

United Methodist Minister for 38 years. Boy Scout Executive (2 years). Civilian Employee Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I wouldn't want to go through it again, but I am happy that I was able to see a part of the world I never would have seen otherwise.

Comments:

My biggest disappointment is that I never saw the Taj Mahal or the Great Wall, but I was not there on a sight-seeing trip.

 


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