Edward W. Bronson

Edward Bronson, WWII
Edward Bronson, WWII
Recent Address: 266 Sycamore Lane, Shaftsbury, VT 05262-9586
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Family Info: Parents: Dewey and Alice; Wife: Phyllis; siblings: Ruth, Joyce
Hometown: Taunton, MA
Date Entered Service: September 26, 1942
Service Number: 11085032
Bomb Group: 40th and 444th
Squadron: 45th and 678th
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Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions: More than enough
Targets: Air Offensive Japan, China, Central Burma, India Burma and Air Combat Palembang, Sumatra Campaigns
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal
Service Schools: AAFTS Lincoln, Nebraska ; AAFTS Chanute Field, Illinois ; AAFTD Boeing Aircraft Co., Lowry Field, Colorado
MOS: MOS 685-Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist
Rank Upon Discharge: S/Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63360 Trojan Spirit
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Date Discharged: October 16, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): In earlier years he had been employed by General Mills, Inc., C. L. White Paint and Glass, Stanley Tools, Inc., and Aerodex, Inc. at Miami International Airport. In 1958 he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in Eugene, Oregon as a clerk. In January 1961 he transferred to the post office in Shaftsbury and assumed the position of Rural Letter Carrier. He continued in this position until his retirement in 1983.
Thoughts About the 58th: Once in a lifetime experience which I would not wish to repeat. I served with some great guys and am still in contact with a few. Surviving a ditching off the coast of Liberia on my way to India and then a bailout over China, along with the hump trips and missions, matured this 20 year old rapidly and increased my faith in the Almighty God.
Comments: Mr. Bronson passed away October 20th 2013 and is buried at South Shaftsbury Village Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT.
Crew photo - Ed Bronson, bottom row, center
Crew photo - Ed Bronson, bottom row, center

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