New England Air Museum
Frederick J. Muraco
Sgt. Frederick Muraco (r) and crewmates, India.
Recent Address:   96 Mona Drive, Buffalo, NY 14226-4125
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Family Information:   Parents: Samuel and Catherine; Siblings: Ralph, Peter
Hometown:   Buffalo, NY
Date Entered Service:   August 20 1942
Service Number:   32473952
Bomb Group:   468th
Squadron:   792nd
Location of Unit:   Smoky Hill AAF, Salina KS 11/23/43
Missions Flown:   16 from CBI (1944), 14 from Tinian (1945)
Hump Missions Flown:   16
Targets:   Bangkok, Palembang, Yawata, Anshan, Okayama, Heito, Omura, Singapore, Shanghai, Hankow, Mukden, Rangoon, Saigon, Kobe, Nagoya, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Tomioka, Okayama, Jure, Sendai, etc.

Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation

Service Schools Attended:   AAF Tech Training, Miami FL Oct 1942; AAF Airplane Mechanic, AmarilloTX Oct 1942; AAF B-29 Gunnery & Electrical Specialist 1942 & 1943
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 685-Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist, MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge:   Staff Sergeant
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6358 Ding Hao
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   August 17, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:   August 29, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Graduated from Univ. of Buffalo School of Engineering with BS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1949 - Missile Engr. For Bell Aero Systems - Electrical Design Engr. For Houdaille Corp. - Sr. Electrical /Electronic/Nuclear Engr. For the Westinghouse Electric Corp. from which I retired.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
It provided me with the maturity and discipline necessary to be given the privilege of being part of a unique crew of 11 men in command of an important instrument of war. I admired the genuine seriousness and effort that each member of the crew put into his job. It also made me realize what a great country America really is.



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