Neil Coleman

Recent Address: 734 Cortez Avenue, Lady Lake, FL 32159
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Family Info: Wife: Julia
Hometown: Sherman, NY
Date Entered Service: February 10, 1943
Service Number: 32832592
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 44th
Location of Unit: Pratt, KS (October, 1943)
Missions Flown: 31
Hump Missions: 19
Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Citation with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, WWII Victory Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Longevity Service Award with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force NCO Academy Graduation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal with 5 Bronze KLBS, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Air Force Commendation Medal
Service Schools: Armament, Small Arms April 1943; Armament, Machine Gun April 1943; Central Fire Control, B-29 May 1943
MOS: MOS 580-Remote Control Turret Gunner (CFC), Air Operations Supervision
Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt (1945) / M/Sgt (1968)
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63527 Devilish Snooks
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Date Transferred from the 58th: August 1, 1945
Date Discharged: October 31, 1945
Post WWII Service: Recalled 7/51, B-50 Gunner, '53 SAC Control Room, Hunter AFB; 1/56 to 54th AWS, Guam; 7/58 to Eglin AFB, FL; 11/62 to Edwards AFB; 12/65 to 6th MAS, Hickam AFB, Hawaii; retired 22 years in 10/68.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Tool Designer with General Electric; Bowling Lane Owner (recalled) 1969, Bowling Prop., Sales, Bookkeeping, retired 1980.
Thoughts About the 58th: Learned many things, met many great people which influenced my life.
Comments: Author of “Devilish Snooks: B-29 Saga of C.B.I. and Pacific Theaters.” It contains items few knew about.
Mr. Coleman passed away February 17, 2007 and is buried at Old Mission Cemetery in Wichita, KS.
Neil F. Coleman
Neil F. Coleman

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