William Moore Blalock

William Blalock, 1944
William Blalock, 1944
Recent Address: 108 Fountain Lake Drive, Eutawville, SC 29048
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Family Info: Parents: Lewis and Julia; Wife: Agnes; Children: Susan, Valerie
Hometown: Newberry, SC
Date Entered Service: June 10, 1943
Service Number: O-82604
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 676th and 679th
Location of Unit: Great Bend, KS
Missions Flown: Approx. 15
Hump Missions: Approx. 15
Targets: Mukden, Rangoon, Formosa, Singapore (dry-dock), Yawata, others
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Cluster, Distinguished Unit Badge, Campaign Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars
Service Schools: Communications School-Scott Field, IL Aug 1942; Communications School-Yale Univ., New Haven, CT Dec 1942; Electronics Off. Course-Boca Raton, FL May 1943
MOS: MOS 1038-Navigator-Bombardier, Radar
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lt.
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Transferred from the 58th: March 7, 1945
Date Discharged: October 22, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Entered Banking profession soon after discharge from military service and continued in banking until my retirement on December 31, 1987.
Thoughts About the 58th: Due to a shortage of Radar Bomb/Nav operators I served under four different pilots and crews including D.P. Woods crew and crew of Clyde A. West and Col. Alvin Moore, Sqdn. Cmdr.
I have a vivid recollection of my approximately 3 1/2 years in the military and still communicate with several co-members who were friends of mine until this day. I was proud to be a member of the 58th Bomb Wing and felt confident that we had a profound effect on bringing hostilities to an end.
Comments: William Moore Blalock died on August 22, 2012 in Newberry, SC.
Crew of the Lady Marge
Crew of the Lady Marge
William Blalock, Honor Court USAF Academy, 2000.
William Blalock, Honor Court USAF Academy, 2000.

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