Gerhardt (Gary) Klatt

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Family Info: Parents: Frank and Bertha; Wife: Eleanor; Children: Michele, David, Jacqueline, Mary, Kevin, Theresa, Jon
Hometown: Mora, MN
Date Entered Service: January 20, 194
Service Number: O-743607
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 768th
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Hays, KS - 1943
Missions Flown: 16
Hump Missions: 38
Targets: Japan, Korea, Singapore. Ours was a lead crew. We were transferred to Guam at LeMay's request and trained new arriving crews
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Distinguished Unit Citation
Service Schools: Bombardier - Albuquerque, NM May 1942; Navigator - San Marcos, TX Oct 1942
MOS: MOS 1036 - Navigator-Bombardier
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6346 Man-O-War, 42-93825 (unnamed)
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Date Discharged: November 12, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Banking, Real Estate Appraiser, Law Degree
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Comments: We were among the first assigned to B-29s in 1943. We had to wait for the B-29s to be shipped from Boeing. Many, many had to be made before planes were ready for combat duty.

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