William Keith Hackney

William Keith Hackney
William Keith Hackney
Recent Address: 112 Oakford Avenue, Plymouth, NC 27962
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Family Info: Parents: William T. and Alma; Wife: Ruth
Hometown: Richwood, WV
Date Entered Service: May 19, 1942
Service Number: 35430921
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron:
Squadron: 678th
Location of Unit: Great Bend, KS - 1942
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Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 1 Silver Star, 1 Bronze Star and Spear-head, Presidential Unit Citation with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Service Schools: Radio School, Salt Lake City, UT - 1942
MOS:
Rank Upon Discharge: Private First Class
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Date Transferred from the 58th: October 18, 1945
Date Discharged: October 30, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Paper Machine Operator for Weyerhaeuser Company of Plymouth, NC
Thoughts About the 58th: I'm proud to have served in the 58th. Was in the first group and squadron of the B-29 formed in Salina, Kansas, and then to Great Bend Kansas.
Comments: Mr. Hackney passed away May 9, 2011. He is buried at Hillside Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Plymouth, NC.

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