William Chester Klein

Recent Address: Dallas, TX
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Family Info: Parents: Winfield and Lillian; Brothers: J.P. and Frank; Wife: Edna (dec.); Children: Marsha and Mary Jane
Date Entered Service: 1944
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Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
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Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, 5 Bronze Campaign Stars, Distinguished Unit Citation, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
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MOS: MOS 1036 - Navigator - Bombardier
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Returning from WWII, Chester worked at Texas & Pacific Railroad before embarking on a 34-year career with American National Insurance Company, ending with his retirement as President of American National Credit Insurance Company in 1986. Chester served his community as a tireless volunteer in various capacities at St. Pius X Catholic Church, St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge #77.
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Comments: Chester Klein died in October 2001 and is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Dallas, TX.

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