Robert E. Luderus

Robert Luderus, WWII
Robert Luderus, WWII
Recent Address: 1450 S. 169th Street, New Berlin, WI 53151
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Family Info: Parents: Alvin and Elsie; Wife: E. Jean; Children: Nancy Jean, Carolyn Ann, Janet Ann
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Date Entered Service: January, 1940
Service Number: O-817712
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 768th - 6th BG / 24th BS (1946) Philippine Islands
Location of Unit: Tinian - July 1945
Missions Flown: 3
Hump Missions:
Targets: Tokyo, Hikari Naval Arsenal
Awards: WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Battle Stars
Service Schools: B-24 Pilot School Jan 1944; B-24 Instructor's School Apr 1944; B-29 Pilot School Jan 1945
MOS: MOS 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft, MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Discharged: September 27 1951
Post WWII Service: 9658th Reserve Squadron, 221st Composite Squadron (Reserve)
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): President, New Berlin City Council; Chairman, New Berlin Board of Public Works; Chairman, New Berlin Election Commission; Member, School Board; General Manager, Materials and Procurement -- Nordberg Mfg. Company
Thoughts About the 58th: I felt a very strong need to serve my country to overcome the threats to our democracy and the western world. My 58th BW experience offered what I felt was a perfect opportunity to inflict maximum pressure on the perpetrators of that threat. I was in the best position to accomplish my objective. I volunteered for combat duty. During my duty as a B-24 Pilot Instructor at Maxwell Field, Alabama

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