Ernest “Ernie” Halco

Ernie Halco and Chinese Soldier
Ernie Halco and Chinese Soldier
Recent Address: 1815 Lincoln Way West, Massillon, OH 44647
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Family Info: Parents: Matthew and Susan; sibling: Leo
Hometown: Massillon, OH
Date Entered Service: January 6, 1943
Service Number: 35596382
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron:
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit:
Missions Flown: 30
Hump Missions:
Targets: Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka (2), Fukui, Nagoya, Aomori, Singapore, Mukden
Awards: Purple Heart,Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Breast Order of Yun-Hui
Service Schools: Airplane Mechanic 16 months; AM Maintenance 10 months; Armament 4 months
MOS:
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6230 Limber Dugan; 42-63536 Mammy Yokum
Where You a POW?:
POW Location:
Where You a Interned?:
Internment Location:
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged: October 10, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Die Sinker, Canton Drop Forge - 37 years
Thoughts About the 58th: We were the best! I had a good crew. Had three Pilots. Barber was killed on takeoff in China. We got Tom Young, he went back to the States to train other crews. We got Major Skelly. I liked him, he was a damn good Pilot -- the reason I'm here. Thank you. Ernie.
Comments: Mr. Halco passed away October 6, 2003 and is buried at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Massillon, OH.
Ernie Halco, 1995
Ernie Halco, 1995

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