Eugene L. (Gene) Knierim

Recent Address: Wheeling, WV
E-mail Address: GLKRGK@MSN.Com
Family Info: Parents: Louis and Margaret; Wife: Ray; Children: Jeffrey, Christian, Sudie, Marta, and Amy
Hometown: Wheeling, WV
Date Entered Service: March 25, 1943
Service Number: 35751181
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 395th
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Location of Unit: Pratt, KS November 1945
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions: 2
Targets: Transported to and from China
Awards: 3 Overseas Bars, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, 1 Silver Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, WWII Victory Medal, Chinese WWII Air Medal (awarded from China's Gov't.
Service Schools: E&O, Colorado State, Ft. Collins Aug 1945
MOS: MOS 631 - Intelligence Specialist
Rank Upon Discharge: Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): A graduate of West Virginia University, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Alpha Kappa Phi business honorary. He retired from Xerox Corporation; was a partner in Par Five Corporation; and a longtime member of Wildwood Country Club.
Thoughts About the 58th: A sense of pride to serve my country and keep it free!
Comments: Mr. Knierim passed away on April 27, 2008.

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