Joseph F. Jereckos

Joseph F. Jereckos, WWII
Joseph F. Jereckos, WWII
Recent Address: 852 Sunny Beach, Blvd, White Lake, MI 48386
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Family Info: Parents: John Jearly and Margaret Ashbaw; Wife: Dorothy (Prevost)Jereckos; children: Joseph, James, Linda
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Date Entered Service: April 27, 1942
Service Number: 32139425
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
Location of Unit: Piaradoba, Tinian
Missions Flown: 23 - 2 from India; 21 from Tinian
Hump Missions:
Targets: Thailand, Saigon, and multiple Japan targets (including 13 fire-bombings May-August, 1945)
Awards: Air Medal w/2 Oakleaf Clusters; Asiatic Pacific Service Medal; Distinguished Flying Cros
Service Schools: Airplane Electrical Mechanic
MOS: Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Thunderbird (42-63454), Old Man Mose (42-6209) Mis-Chief-Maker 42-24896 (WICKED 25)
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Date Discharged: October 15, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Coating Division Foreman, Eastman Kodak Company Rochester, New York (Retired)
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Comments: My father was proud of his military service in the 58th Bomb Wing and his family has great respect for his service and bravery. He died December 5, 2003 and is buried at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY.

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