Lester V. Alldredge

Lester Alldredge, WWII
Lester Alldredge, WWII
Recent Address: 3721 Jasmine Street, Sacramento, CA 95838
E-mail Address:
Family Info: Parents: William and Nellie
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Date Entered Service: November 11, 1942
Service Number: 19142334
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 25th
Location of Unit: Pres of Monterey, CA
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions:
Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 6 Battle Stars, American Theater Ribbon with 1 Star, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, India-Burma Campaign, Palembang, Sumatra Air Offensive,Air Offensive Japan, Central Burma Campaign, Anti-Submarine Campaign
Service Schools:
MOS: MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic, MOS 737-Flight Engineer VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: Sgt
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 2-24522 B-Sweet II
Where You a POW?:
POW Location:
Where You a Interned?:
Internment Location:
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged: October 7, 1945
Post WWII Service: None
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Flightline Maintenance -- Base and Transient -- McClellan Air Force Base; American Can Co., Sacramento, CA; Western Electric Phone Co., Maintenance, Sacramento, CA; McClellan AFB, Base and Transient; Douglas Missiles, Rancho Cordovo, CA; Lockheed Missiles & Space, Santa Cruz, CA; Stanford Linear Accelerator, Menlo Park CA; (Retired in 1986)
Thoughts About the 58th: I am sorry I cannot be of more help. My two boys have audio tapes which my husband made shortly before his death and have never been transcribed. The plane number and pilot are taken from a drawing Lester made sometime after he was discharged. It lists the crew and ground crew I assume to be 'B-Sweet #2.' The biography as was written and appears in the book, 'Wait Till the 58th Gets Here' is the best I can do. I also have the original 40th Bomb Group Book given at the end of their service.
Comments: Lester passed away September 9, 1997 in Sacramento, CA

58th Bomb Wing Veterans Index
© New England Air Museum 2016-2021
36 Perimeter Rd., Windsor Locks, CT, 06096