Darwin M. Gregory

Darwin Gregory, 1943
Darwin Gregory, 1943
Recent Address: 4570 Shetland Green Road, Alexandria, VA 22312
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Family Info: Parents: Gideon and Arvilla; Brother: Douglas
Hometown: Harvard, NY
Date Entered Service: July 17, 1940
Service Number: 12004165
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron:
Squadron: 794th
Location of Unit: Kharagpur, India - Sept. 1944
Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions: 9--Tanker Group, Provisional--C-109
Targets: Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Kobe, Nagoya, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Omuta, Toyohashi, Kure, Okayama, Takamatsu, Sendai, Utsonomiya, Fukui
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Sharp Shooter Badge with Pistol, Honorable Service Lapel Button
Service Schools: AAFTS, Madison, WI -- ROM B-29 Nov 1943; AAFS, Scott Field, IL -- ROM Jul - Oct 1943; Ft. Monmouth, NJ Aug - Dec 1941
MOS: MOS 757-Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner, AAF
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24486 Windy City II, 42-6409 The Uninvited, 42-24469 Wham Bam - given to another crew when we arrived in India
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Date Transferred from the 58th: July 20, 1945
Date Discharged: August 23, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Thoughts About the 58th: I am very proud of my 35 missions, I feel that I and my crewmates contributed mightily to bring about the Japanese surrender. We did our job and accepted our assignments without hesitation or reservation. The morale in the 468th was always high thanks to leaders like R.M. Ramey and James Edmundson.
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Crew of the Wham Bam headed for India, August 1944
Crew of the Wham Bam headed for India, August 1944
Darwin Gregory, 2002
Darwin Gregory, 2002

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