Henry S. Chodacki

Henry Chodacki, August 1945
Henry Chodacki, August 1945
Recent Address: 1905 E. 1st Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653
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Family Info: Parents: John and Anna; Wife: Anne
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Date Entered Service:
Service Number: 16001939, AO864474
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 794th
Location of Unit: Kharagpur, India (October, 1944)
Missions Flown: 16
Hump Missions: 7
Targets: Formosa, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Rangoon, Namazu, Fukui, Osaka, Aomori, Hachiogi, Marcus Island, Fukuyama, Hakari
Awards: Air Medal (Recommended for DFC and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), 1 OLC, 25 Aug. '54 WWII Victory Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Philippines Liberation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Distinguished Flying Cross
Service Schools: Boeing B-29 Maintenance, Seattle Aug-Oct 1943; B-29 Flight Engineer, Lowry Field Oct-Dec 1943; Flight Stats(Observer), Smoky Hill AAF Nov 1943
MOS: MOS 4823-Aircraft Engineering Officer, MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB)
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lt. AUS
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63420 Rankless Wreck, 44-61566 Jack's Hack
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Date Transferred from the 58th: October 12, 1945
Date Discharged: January 31, 1946
Post WWII Service: Active Reserves: Jan. 1945 to Sept. 1950; Recalled Oct. 4, 1950 to Tech Training Command at Sheppard Field, TX; Transferred to Wright Patterson, AFB Flight Test Division as Mechanical Engineer (7051), May 26, 1951 to July 1952 / August 1952 to March 1953: R &D Climatic Division: Debug B-47B, Test cold weather operation; drogue chute operation; in flight refueling operation, as Project Officer and Assistant Chief of Climatic Test Unit Field. Letter of Commendation for the quickest development of a US aircraft (B-47B) for approval to enter service.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): 15 years Missionary Work with Native American Indians, misc. areas. 21 years Facilities Engineer and Management with Univac, Honeywell, FMC, Republic Airlines, Northwest Airlines. Received National Achievement Award for Energy Conservation Program @ FMC from Sec. of Energy Hodel.
Thoughts About the 58th: Extreme satisfaction from knowing that I helped to make historic changes to make this a better world. I highly recommend to young men and women to contribute a part of their life to serving their country.
Henry Chodacki, c. 2000
Henry Chodacki, c. 2000

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