Donald Evan “Bud” Gregg

Bud Gregg, WWII
Bud Gregg, WWII
Recent Address: 71 Eden View Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17011-3124
E-mail Address: hgregg@dejazld.com
Family Info: Parents: Donald and Helen; Children: Barbara, Shirley and Ginger
Hometown: Grove City, PA
Date Entered Service: April 24, 1943
Service Number: 33436930
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron:
Squadron: 768th
Location of Unit: Piardoba, India 12/2/44
Missions Flown: 27
Hump Missions: 8
Targets: Saigon, Nagoya, Hamamatsu, Tokyo, Osaka (2), Kobe (2), Amagasaki (2), Toyohashi, Kure (2), Takamatsu, Sendai, Utsonomiya, Aomori, Hachiogi
Awards: WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross
Service Schools: AAFTS, Scott Field, IL 20 wks. ROM; AAFTS, Madison, WI 4 wks. ROM B-29
MOS: MOS 2756-Airborne Radio Operator Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63457 Old Acquaintance, The Uninvited
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Date Discharged: November 29, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): US Government - Letter Carrier
Thoughts About the 58th:
Rank Has Its Privileges: We found this out when landing in Piardoba, India. They immediately took our airplane from us and gave us the oldest, war-weary ship in the Squadron. We had five enlisted men flying as Corporals. Our officers were 1st Lt. A/C, 1st Lt., and other officers were 2nd Lt. These ranks held through most of our tour of duty. In spite of all our disadvantages we had a great camaraderie which held us together. The name of our ship was the “The Uninvited.”
One mission flown put us in the headlines. The Flight Engineer turned on the switch to start engines and 9 tons of bombs salvoed onto the hard stand! I never saw so much “brass” in my life show up so quick. I think I even passed a couple officers on their way out of the nose well. The cause of this situation was short in the electrical system. After one Tokyo raid (5/25/45) so many things happened we thanked God we came back in one piece.
Comments: Mr. Gregg passed away March 23, 2006 and is buried at Woodland Cemetery in Grove City, PA.

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