Richard P. Grossman

Richard Grossman, WWII
Richard Grossman, WWII
Recent Address: 13221 W. 85th Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
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Family Info: Parents: Herman and Lena; Siblings: Richard, Howard, Harold, Leland
Hometown: Booneville, IN
Date Entered Service: July 1, 1941
Service Number: 35164580
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron:
Squadron: 676th
Location of Unit: Dudkundi, India 11/12/44
Missions Flown: 28 Target plus 2 Dumbo off Japanese coast
Hump Missions: 2 Bombs and Gasoline from Dudkundi to Chengtu
Targets: Bangkok, Singapore, Saigon, China, Tinian Air Offensive-Japan
Awards: India-Burma-China Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Crew Member Badge, Pistol Sharp Shooter Badge
Service Schools: AP Mechani Schoolc, Randolph Field, TX Nov 1941; AP Electrical School, Randolph Field, TX Jan-Feb 1942; B-29 Flight Engineer School, Lowry Field, CO Mar 1944
MOS: MOS 737-Flight Engineer VHB, Squadron Flight Line Maintenance Chief
Rank Upon Discharge: Master Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24891 Monsoon Goon II, 42-24538 Beter 'N' Nutin, Li'l Herbert
Where You a POW?:
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Where You a Interned?:
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Date Transferred from the 58th: End of September 1945
Date Discharged: October 9, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): International Harvester Co., Evansville, IN -- Truck Mechanic, Ford Tractor Farm Equipment, Boonville, IN -- Service Manager (14 years). Vectren, Inc., Evansville, IN -- Power Plant Technician/Electrician Retired after 23 years.
Thoughts About the 58th:
I was one of millions of men and women of our generation called upon to help subdue the most terrible dictators and war machines known to the world at that time. I'm very proud that we were able to get the job done and feel especially blessed to survive to see this memorial come to pass.
I feel really blessed to be a member of such a talented and dedicated air crew to get a job done as we did. We had some anxious moments when we didn't know if we could survive but somehow we were able to talk about it now.
Comments: Mr. Grossman passed away on March 18, 2016.
Richard Grossman, 2003
Richard Grossman, 2003

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