James B. Cumming

Jim Cumming, WWII
Jim Cumming, WWII
Recent Address: 99 Pershing Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
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Family Info:
Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
Date Entered Service: September 4, 1942
Service Number: 32434326
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 676th
Location of Unit: Great Bend, KS
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions:
Targets: Bangkok, Yawata, Yokohama, Tokyo, Singapore
Awards: Distinguished Unit Citation,Air Medal,Distinguished Flying Cross,Silver Star
Service Schools: Aircraft Engines, Amarillo, TX Dec 1944; Consolidate Aircraft Plant, San Diego, CA
MOS: MOS 737-Flight Engineer VHB, MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: S/Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24538 Beter 'N' Nutin
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Date Transferred from the 58th: August 16, 1945
Date Discharged: October 24, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Major oil company as gasoline equipment repair.
Thoughts About the 58th: As I reflect the past, I recall with pleasure the pride and close relationships of the officers and enlisted men of this group.
Comments: Mr. Cumming passed away on August 24, 2010.
Crew of the Beter
Crew of the Beter 'N' Nutin: Lt. Justin Morton, Pilot; Lt. George T. Bacon, Co-Pilot;, Vernon D. Wilcox, Navigator; Sgt. Felix S. Czerw, Engineer; Sgt. Stanley Ellis, Radio Operator; Sgt. William Jokela, Right Gunner; Sgt. Jesse L. Bruner, Top Gunner; Sgt. John Desjardin, Left Gunner; Sgt. James G. Haga, Radio Operator.
Jim Cumming, 2003
Jim Cumming, 2003

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