Fred E. Balding

Fred Balding, 1944
Fred Balding, 1944
Recent Address: 543 N. Hillcrest Blvd., Decatur, IL 62522-1213
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Family Info: Parents: Frank and Ada; Children: Evelyn, Owen, Everett, Beverly.
Hometown: Decatur, IL
Date Entered Service: November 5, 1942
Service Number: 16076031
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 768th
Location of Unit: Marietta, GA (August, 1943)
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Awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign, Good Conduct Medal.
Service Schools: A&E Lincoln AFB Jan 1943; AFCE Indianapolis, IN Jun 1943; GE Remote Turret Indianapolis, IN Jul 1943
MOS: Automatic Flight Control Equipment, Norden M9 Bombsight Specialist
Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Post WWII Service: Air Force Reserve 11/45. Called up June 15, 1950. Discharged June 15, 1951. Served out reserve time. Discharged 11/54.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Wholesale baking company. 1/14/46 - 1/14/74. Farm 6/74 - 11/84
Thoughts About the 58th: My answer to that question is always the same. I was proud to serve and wouldn't have missed it for anything.
Comments: Mr. Balding passed away May 9th 2008 and is buried at Macon County Memorial Park in Harristown, IL.
Piardoba, India, 1944
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