Walter Willis Beam

Recent Address: Oklahoma City, OK
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Family Info: Parents: Orville and Lucy; Wife: Margaretta; Sons: Walter, Jr and Chester
Hometown: Dennison, TX
Date Entered Service: July 5th 1943
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Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 792nd
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Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions: Walt was on the first B-29 to cross the Hump
Service Schools: Yale University
MOS: Flight Engineer
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Hap's Characters 42-63424
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Mechanical Engineer first at Dow Chemical and later at Conoco. Walt was employed by Conoco for 39 years, rising to the title of VP of Engineering.
Thoughts About the 58th: Mr. Beam was on the first B-29 from the 468th Bomb Group to cross the Hump
Comments: Mr. Beam passed away February 19, 2010. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK.

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