Robert Tunstall Harris

Recent Address: Mobile, AL
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Date Entered Service: January, 1943
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Bomb Group: 444th
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Location of Unit: Salina, KS
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Hump Missions: 22
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Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, 4 Air Medals, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, with 5 Battle Stars, Western Pacific Campaign, China-Burma-India Ribbon, Flight Engineer wings from Republic of China Air Force
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Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Discharged: October, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Worked for L &N Railroad and International Paper Company, where he worked as transportation supervisor, rail and truck until his retirement in 1984.
Thoughts About the 58th: The most memorable events include on May 23, 1945, while on a bombing mission to Tokyo, the 58th was able to burn out twenty square miles of Tokyo, but it was costly. More B-29's were lost on that mission than on any other during the war. In addition, a forced landing on Iwo Jima because of an engine malfunction is a memory not soon forgotten.
Comments: Mr. Harris passed away February 15, 2001 and is buried at Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, AL.

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