Homer L. Burd

Homer Burd, 1943
Homer Burd, 1943
Recent Address: 370 Meadow Drive, Bridge City, TX 77611
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Family Info: Parents: Homer and Melinda; Siblings: Avis, Deana, Velvie, Reagan and Russell
Hometown: Henderson, TX
Date Entered Service: July 15, 1942
Service Number: 38141315
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron:
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: Salina, KS (1943)
Missions Flown: 13 missions to A-7. Flew all missions except combat. Restricted due to bad left eyesight.
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Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, North Africa Campaign Ribbon
Service Schools: Airplane Mechanic School Sep 1942; Aircraft Electrical School, Chanute Field, IL Dec 1942; Boeing Technical Training, Seattle, WA Feb 1943
MOS: Maintenance Crew Chief
Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 44-69701 (unnamed)
Where You a POW?:
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Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged: October 25, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Worked for local firm as “Home Appliance Repair Service&rldquo; two years before moving to Orange, TX to begin work for Dupont Company. Retired from Dupont after 32 years as “Instrument and Electrical Maintenance Technician” in 1980.
Thoughts About the 58th: My heart is still saddened for the many friends and buddies we lost in this campaign. I know I was one of the “lucky&rldquo; ones. For all of the men in the 58th wing from “latrine jockeys” to General LeMay, I have never known a better group of people. When we landed in Sacramento, CA from Tinian Island, I told someone I would not take a million dollars for my service experience, nor would I give 10 cents for another just like it. Just joking, of course. So long for now, and may we meet in “the Wild Blue Yonder.” Sincerely, Homer L. Burd.
Comments: Mr. Burd passed away April 2, 2012 and is buried at the Claybar Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Orange, TX.
Homer Burd, 2001
Homer Burd, 2001

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