Millard Hamilton

Millard Hamilton, WWII
Millard Hamilton, WWII
Recent Address: Myerstown, PA
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Family Info: Parents: Henry and Sue; Wife: Elizabeth; Children: Henry, Thomas
Hometown: Lebanon, PA
Date Entered Service: February 15, 1943
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Bomb Group: 462nd
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Squadron: 768th
Location of Unit: Walker AAF, CBI
Missions Flown: 15 from India; 20 from Tinian
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Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, with 7 Battle Stars
Service Schools: Olmsted Army Air Base in Middletown, Pennsylvania, followed by Rome Air Depot in Rome, New York
MOS: Central Fire Control
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Discharged: September, 1945
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Millard resumed his career in the federal Civil Service, serving again at Rome Air Depot, then returning to Lebanon to serve at the VA Hospital.
In 1957 he transferred to Washington, D.C. for the remainder of his career, serving as a Communications Specialist with the Veterans Administration, the General Services Administration, and the Department of Labor. During this time Millard, Elizabeth and their three children lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
He retired in 1975. His hobbies and interests included woodworking, ocean fishing, camping, and travel. Millard was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church in Myerstown, the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, the China-Burma-India (CBI) Veterans Association, the Pennsylvania Great Valley (CBI) Basha in Allentown, Lebanon VFW Post 23, Lebanon American Legion Post 158, and the Lebanon Lodge BPO Elks #631. He was also a Charter Member of the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Thoughts About the 58th: He had flown about 200 sorties, 35 in combat, while registering one and a quarter enemy kills in almost 2,000 hours in the B-29.
Comments: Mr. Hamilton passed away September 22, 2012. He is buried at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Myerstown, PA.

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