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Richard J. Pax
Richard Pax, WWII
Richard Pax, WWII
Recent Address: 1150 8th Street, Carlyle, IL 62231
Family Information:
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth; Wife: Marjorie; Brother: Harold
Hometown: Beckemeyer, IL
Date Entered Service: October 30 1942
Service Number: 17159565
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 770th
Location of Unit: Walker Army Air Base - June 20 1943; Kiunglai, China
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions Flown:
Awards/Decorations: Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct medal, 3 O/S Bars, American Theater Ribbons, Asiatic/Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars (Air Offensive Japan, China, Central Burma, India-Burma and Palembang), Victory Medal and 1 Service Stripe
Service Schools Attended: Aircraft and Engine Mechanic, Gulfport, MS, January 29 1943 - June 30 1943; B-29 Specialist; Boeing Field, Seattle, WA - July 4 1943 - September 16 1943
Military Specialty(ies): MOS 747 - Airplane and Engine Mechanic; MOS 750 - Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 44-61555 Crew Chief - Miss Judy V3, later Wicked #53
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th: November 13, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Aircraft and Engine Service mechanic, Hydraulic Specialist, Base Maintenance - Scott AFB Illinois 1946-1957. Maintenance Standardization - Scott AFB 1957-1961. Systems Analyst, Maintenance Engineering, DCS/Material, HQ Military Airlift Command, 1961-1966. Systems Analyst, Airlift Service Industrical Fund, DCS/Comptroller, HQ Military Airlift Command SAFB, IL. Systems Accountant, Airlift Service Industrial Fund, DCS/Comptroller, HQ Military Airlift Command, Scott AFBG, IL 1966-1977.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Instrumental in furthering my career as an Aircraft technician and Computer Systems Analyst. It enabled myself to coordinate with personnel in areas of transportation, material, manpower and comptroller.
I was fortunate to be assigned to a Group with outstanding Crew Chiefs, great aircraft mechanics, electrical specialists, instrument specialists and propellor specialists.

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