Raymond C. Geiger

Raymond Geiger - WWII
Raymond Geiger - WWII
Recent Address: 4121-20 Lahmeyer Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
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Family Info: Parents: Ernst and Edna Geiger; Wife: Myrtle; Children: Nancy, Beverly, Ellen and Karen
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Date Entered Service: January 23, 1941
Service Number: 35151227 and O-750369
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 676th and 678th
Location of Unit: Great Bend, KS - 10/5/43
Missions Flown: 28
Hump Missions: 7 - carrying supplies for missions
Targets: Palembang, Formosa, Singapore, Omura, Bangkok, Mukden, Hankow, Rangoon, Tokuyama, Nagoya, Hamamatsu, Osaka, Omuta, Toyohashi, Himeji, Kagamigahara, Okayama, Kure, Chiba, Sendai, Utsonomiya
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with Four Bronze Stars
Service Schools: Class 43-G
MOS: MOS 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft, MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6215 Deacon's Disciples, 42-24492 Deacon's Disciples II, 44-70127 Unconditional Surrender, 42-24732 Hore-Zontal Dream, 42-63559 Princess Eileen III, 42-65327 Princess Eileen IV
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Date Discharged: October 28, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Operations Clerk at T.W.A. Fort Wayne, Indiana; Accountant, Dana Corporation
Thoughts About the 58th:
The B-29 was designed and built to upgrade aerial bombardment. With newly designed engines our ships could fly higher, faster, farther and carry a much heavier bomb load. The B-29 was also pressurized and had remote firing gun turrets. The B-29 was the largest bomber in the world during World War II.
It was inevitable all these new innovations resulted in many 'bugs' being present. With Boeing engineers and our crew engineers all problems were eventually solved. The B-29 proved to be a magnificent bomber - she was a beauty.
Our flying crews and all our support personnel were the best and I know I was fortunate to be one of them. We finished our job, we helped win the war and that did and still makes me proud to have been part of the 58th Bomb Wing.
Comments: Mr. Geiger passed away August 23rd 2013 and is buried at Covington Memorial Gardens, Ft Wayne, IN.
Raymond Geiger - 2000
Raymond Geiger - 2000

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