Nathan Hicks

Recent Address: 6955 Lovington Way, Viera, FL 32940
E-mail Address: nateh@cfl.rr.com
Family Info:
Hometown: Melrose, MA
Date Entered Service: February, 1943
Service Number: 31298117 / A02069192
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 25th
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Tinian - May 1945
Missions Flown: 13
Hump Missions:
Targets: Osaka (3), Kobe, Kure, Kasumigaura, Kagamigahara, Chiba, Okayama, Sendai, Fukui, Fukuyama, Namazu
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Unit Citation (2), Asiatic Pacific Campaign, American Campaign
Service Schools: Aerial Navigation, Signal Corps Radio Repair, Aerial Gunnery, APQ 13 Advanced Radar
MOS: MOS 0142-Radar Officer, MOS 1038-Radar / Navigator / Bombardier, MOS 1034 Aerial Navigator, Purchasing and Contracting Officer
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63455 Genie
Where You a POW?:
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Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged: January 26, 1946
Post WWII Service: Active reserve until recalled December 1949. Instructor, Airborne Radar, Air Intelligence School Radar Officer, 449th All Weather Sq., Fairbanks AK Purchasing and Contracting Officer, Hq, Air Defense Command.Active Duty until March 1953.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Hotel Proprietor; Consulting Engineer/Housing Consultant (Senior housing)
Thoughts About the 58th: Celebrated 21st birthday on Tinian exactly 1 month prior to VJ Day. Hell of an experience for a 20 year old “kid.”
Comments:
Author and Webmaster of the web pages for the 40th BG -- www.40thbombgroup.org
Mr. Hicks passed away February 16, 2013.

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