Billy R. Browngard

Billy Browngard, Tinian, August, 1945
Billy Browngard, Tinian, August, 1945
Recent Address: 30 Wauneta Place, Hannibal, MO 63401
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Family Info: Parents: William and Mabel; Wife: Marjorie
Hometown: Hannibal, MO
Date Entered Service: August 27, 1942
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Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron:
Squadron: 676th
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Missions Flown: 28 combat missions
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Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Stars
Service Schools: Flight Crew training-Clovis AFB July 1943; CFC November 1943
MOS: MOS 612-Airplane Armorer-Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt
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Date Discharged: October 24, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Entered college on January 3, 1946 and graduated with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering on May 29, 1950. Remained with the Inactive Reserves and recalled August 16, 1950, assigned to the 305th Bomb Grp., McDill AFB, with Commanding Officer Ed Perry. Released from active duty at Lowry AFB on August 16, 1951.
Started Boeing, Quality Control Engineer, Electronics Flight Line, B-47s. Emerson Electric Field Service Engineer and Environmental Test Engineer, Electronic systems, B-58, Resident Engineer Nike Base construction, Utilities Engineer, Electric, Water and Sewer systems. Last 20 years, Senior Staff Electrical Engineer, Electric Power Generation, Trans- mission and Distribution Systems Registered Professional Engineer in State of Missouri. Retired January 17, 1989.
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Comments: Mr. Browngard passed away January 25, 2008 and is buried at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal, MO.
Quinlivan crew, West Field, Tinian, Aug. 2, 1945
Quinlivan crew, West Field, Tinian, Aug. 2, 1945

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