August W. “Gus” Cline

Recent Address: London, OH
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Family Info: Parents: Stewart R. and Hedwick F.; Siblings: Thomas, Alice; Wife: Gladys
Hometown: Berlin Heights, OH
Date Entered Service: June 29, 1942
Service Number: 35114358
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 794th
Location of Unit: Salina, KS (July or August 1943)
Missions Flown: 35 total. 25 from India and China. 10 from Tinian
Hump Missions: 16
Targets: Anshan, Palembang, Okayama, Heiti, Omura, Dairen, Aomori, Formosa, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Rangoon, Kobe, Nagoya, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Dumbo/Mother P-51 fighters to japan and back to Iwo Jima, Omuta, Toyohashi
Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars,Good Conduct Medal,Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters,Distinguished Flying Cross,Sharp Shooter Badge, Battles & Campaigns: Central Burma Campaign, India-Burma Campaign, China Campaign, Western Pacific Campaign, Air Offensive Japan
Service Schools: Airplane Mechanics, Lincoln, Neb. Dec 1942; Flight Maint. Gunner, Denver. Colo. Sum 1943; B-29 Armorers, AAFTS September 1943
MOS: Crew Chief, MOS 612-Airplane Armorer-Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6409 The Uninvited, 42-24719 The Uninvited II
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Date Discharged: September 13, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Ohio Edison driving a line truck, setting poles and new lines and doing construction work. Eberhole-Fisher Funeral Home.
Thoughts About the 58th: I remember fire-bombing Tokyo in 1945 on my birthday. After the war I brought our dog and bear back with me to the States. I gave the dog to our co-pilot's wife and the bear to the doctor's wife. She put the bear in the zoo.
Comments: Mr. Cline passed away July 2, 2011. He is buried in Birmingham Cemetery in London, OH.

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