Almon W. Conrath

Recent Address: 6906 N. Stalworth Dr. Apt 422, Peoria, IL 61615-8904
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Family Info: Parents: Almon and Emily; Wife: Doris; Son: Almon E.; Daughters: Sue and Heidi
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Date Entered Service: June 10, 1942
Service Number: 35356840, O-860422
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 395th
Location of Unit: Pratt, KS (October, 1943)
Missions Flown: 1 1/2 (shot down on mission #2 over Yawata, Japan August 20 1944)
Hump Missions: 12
Targets: Yawata
Awards: Distinguished Unit Citation (2), Central Burma Campaign, Western Pacific Campaign, Burma-India-China Offensive, China Offensive Campaign
Service Schools: A/C Ground Maintenance Engineer Sch. Yale Univ. Oct 1942-Apr 1943; Boeing Flight Engineer School, Seattle, WA Apr 1943-Jul 1943
MOS: MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB), Industrial Engineer
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6291 (no name), 42-93829 Cait Paornat (Gaelic for St. Catherine - Mrs McGlinn's name was Catherine)
Where You a POW?: Yes
POW Location: Siberia, Russia
Where You a Interned?: Yes
Internment Location: Siberia, Russia
Date Transferred from the 58th: August 20, 1944
Date Discharged: 1952
Post WWII Service: Recalled for service during Korean War
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Field Engineer, Cincinnati Milacron (Machine Tools), 1955 through 1983
Thoughts About the 58th: Made great friends and buddies.
Comments: Mr. Conrath passed away November 18, 2009 in Peoria, IL. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

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