Richard M. Klock

Richard Klock at 58th reunion in Hartford, CT in 2001
Richard Klock at 58th reunion in Hartford, CT in 2001
Recent Address: 218 Wisteria Way, Ventura, CA 93004-1431
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Family Info: Parents: Frank and Felice; Wife: Corinne; Children: Maureen, Kathe, Barbara, Patricia, Fred & Paul
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Date Entered Service: February 8, 1943
Service Number: 39558869
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
Location of Unit: Walker Army Air Field, Hays, KS 12/1943 to 1/1944
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions: 2.5: third one aborted- lost engine
Awards: Presidential Unit Citation w/4 oak leaf clusters; American Defense Service Medal, Asia-Pacific Service Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Republic of China Medal, Good Conduct Medal
Service Schools: Bombsight maintenance, Lowry Field, Denver, Co ; Autopilot maintenance, Lowry Field, Denver, CO
MOS: Norden Bombsight Technician
Rank Upon Discharge: Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6273 Old-Bitch-U-Airy Bess, 42-6347 King Size, 42-24484 Our Gal, 42-24720 Fu-Kemal-Tu
Where You a POW?:
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Where You a Interned?:
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Date Transferred from the 58th: November 9, 1945
Date Discharged: November 9, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Douglas Aircraft, Santa Monica, CA; Pacific Bell Telephone Co., Los Angeles & Ventura, CA
Thoughts About the 58th: Keeping the auto-pilot working properly so that not too many planes would abort before getting to the target.
Comments: All of my photos and military records, including my discharge were buried in a landslide in 1995. Current photo was taken at 58th reunion in Hartford, CT in 2001.

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