Edward C. Homburger

Edward Homburger - September 1943
Edward Homburger - September 1943
Recent Address: 71 Wyoming Drive, Huntington Station, NY 11746
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Family Info: Parents: Edward and Myrtle
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Date Entered Service: October 15, 1942
Service Number: O-863093
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
Location of Unit: Kharagpur, India - July 1 1944
Missions Flown: 28 combat and 5 photo recon
Hump Missions: 12 round trips
Targets: Bangkok, Chiba, Formosa, I-Chang, Kiushu, Kobe, Kuala Lumpur, Kure, Luliang, Nagasaki, Nanking, Mukden, Omura, Omuta, Osaka, Okayama, Rangoon, Sendai, Shanghai, Singapore, Saigon, Takamatsu, Tokyo, Toyohashi, Yawata
Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 6 Battle Stars, Distinguished Unit Badge, ATO Ribbon, WWII Victory Ribbon, Overseas Service Bars (2)
Service Schools:
MOS: MOS 4823-Aircraft Engineering Officer, MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB)
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24442 Wichita Witch, 42-63415 Jolly Roger, 42-24525 Mary K, 42-24487 Bengal Lancer
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Post WWII Service: Appointed to Reserve Status 12/14/45. Called to active duty 3/15/51. On 4/3/51 my recall to active duty was cancelled at the request of the area Naval Inspector of Ordinance because of my work on ship-board installations and at-sea verifications of the new MK-102 Fire Control Systems for submarines.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Returned to Cooper Union Institute and obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering in June, 1950. Became employed at ARMA Corp., Brooklyn, NY. Worked on design portions then final factory tests. Supervised ship-board installations of the MK-101 and MK-102 Fire Control Systems with at-sea tests. Later, at ARMA, I worked a couple of years on the B-52 Tail Gun System until AF acceptance. After that, I worked nine years on the Lunar Module at Grumman.
Thoughts About the 58th: To this day, I have satisfaction in the fact that I had a direct involvement in taking the war back to the homeland of the enemy. And, in itself, flying in the B-29 all around the world was an exhilarating experience.
Comments: I deeply thank all of you people who are, and have been, working on this wonderful memorial project. Sincerely, Edward C. Homburger.

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