Michael D. Bruno

Michael D. Bruno, WWII
Michael D. Bruno, WWII
Recent Address: 8511 Acropolis Drive, Universal City, TX 78148-2636
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Family Info: Parents: Joseph and Malvina; Wife: Wanda; Child: Paul; Sibling: Edith
Hometown: Paterson, NJ
Date Entered Service: January 26, 1943
Service Number: 12205189, A02064396
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron:
Squadron: 678th
Location of Unit: Tinian, (July, 1945)
Missions Flown: 11
Hump Missions:
Targets: Utsonomiya, Namazu, Fukui, Osaka, Tsu, Hachiogi, Imabari, Yawata, Hikari, Tokyo (2)
Awards: Air Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Occupational Medal (Japan), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Service Schools: Radar Observer Jan 1945; Navigator Sep 1951; Communications Jun 1955
MOS: MOS 1037-Navigator-Bombardier, Radar, LAB
Rank Upon Discharge: Major
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Trojan Horse
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Date Transferred from the 58th: January, 1947
Date Discharged: June, 1963
Post WWII Service: Departed Davis Monthan AFB 1947. !948-49 served with 308 Recon GP Air Weather Service. Thirty weather flights over North Pole. Many weather missions from Eilson AFB (Alaska) and Yokoto AFB Japan. 1950-52 pioneered air refueling operation, Barksdale AFB LA. 1955-57 3rd AF Operations Officer, Ruislip, London, England. 1957-59 Comm. Operations Officer, 1240th Comm Sqdn, Athens, Greece. 1959-63 Base Comm. Officer, Randolph AFB, Texas.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Restaurant & Bar Operation, Universal City, TX. Retired 2001.
Thoughts About the 58th: Helped save a nation and world from evil doers.
Comments: Major Bruno passed away September 19, 2009 and is buried at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Waco, TX.

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