Walter C. Kinney

Walter C. KIinney - 1943
Walter C. KIinney - 1943
Recent Address: 325 Vineyard Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Family Info: Parents: Oren and Rose; Wife: Priscilla; Children: Lawrence, Kathryn, Jeffrey, Cyndee; Siblings: Leslie, Leonard, Nellie, John
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Date Entered Service: February 6, 1942
Service Number: 39088904
Bomb Group: 40th
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Awards: American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge
Service Schools: Ex-carbine - December 1943
MOS: MOS 674-Message Center Chief
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Date Discharged: October 15, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Construction Foreman -- Pacific Tel & Tel., retired 1978.
Thoughts About the 58th: Served in campaigns in China, India, Burma and Asiatic Pacific. Was on Tinian when the Enola Gay bombed Japan. I was proud to be an American and serve my country and grateful to return home alive and without injury. Only memories of sad losses of friends and co-workers. Lasting friendships were formed.
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