|Recent Address:||505 S. Pontiac Ave., Dothan, AL 36301-2209|
|Family Info:||Parents: Lester and Annie, Wife: Bonnie Beasley, Child: Marla|
|Date Entered Service:||February 19, 1943|
|Location of Unit:||Pratt, KS (January, 1944)|
|Awards:||American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge|
|Service Schools:||AP and Eng. Mech. - Amarillo, TX 1943;
B-17 Fact. School - Douglas Fact. Long Beach, CA 1943
|MOS:||MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic|
|Rank Upon Discharge:||Sgt|
|Crew Type:||Ground crew|
|Airplane Serial No.& Name:||42-6313 Ding How|
|Where You a POW?:|
|Where You a Interned?:|
|Date Transferred from the 58th:||November 1, 1945|
|Date Discharged:||November 15, 1945|
|Post WWII Service:|
|Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s):||Five years watch repairing.
Thirty five years with Hayes Int. Corp as a Supervisor of Quality overhauling and repairing Govt. and commercial aircraft..
Retired in 1988.
|Thoughts About the 58th:||As a young man just out of high school I will always remember how I was helped by the older men in service such as Matt Sarich my crew chief. In the two years with the 40th I still have fond memories of the people I worked with even in the good times as well as the sad times we had together.|
|Comments:||Mr. Beasley passed away July 23, 2005 and is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Pell City, AL.|
|58th Bomb Wing Veterans Index|