Wayne T. Mann

Wayne Mann, WWII
Wayne Mann, WWII
Recent Address: 5111 Ledgestone Dr., Ft. Worth, TX 76132-2018
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Family Info: Parents: Henry and Pearl; Sibling: John, Rudd
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Date Entered Service: 1941
Service Number: O-16990272 and R-106131 (CRAF)
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 679th
Location of Unit: Great Bend, KS Spring 1943
Missions Flown: Many
Hump Missions: Many. Bailed out over the Hump
Service Schools: Flight School -- Canada 1941-2
MOS: Pilot (AT-6, B-24, B-17, B-25, B-29)
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6277 Shanghai Lil, 42-24723 Shanghai Lil Rides Again, 42-63378 Fubar
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Date Discharged: 1950
Post WWII Service: Spent some time in the reserves
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Owner of drugstore in El Paso, TX. Flying for El Paso Gas Co. moving personnel from one location to another. Died in airplane crash near Santa Fe, NM, 11/30/51.
Thoughts About the 58th:
Capt. Wayne T. Mann joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in mid-1941. He was transferred back to the USAF in early 1942. Instructor Pilot in Dyersburg, Tennessee in B-17. Transferred to Luke, AZ as B-24 Instructor. In original members of 20th Air Force in Great Bend, KS. Sent to Del Rio, TX to check out on B-26. Was Instructor Pilot for the B-29. Transferred to India and to Okinawa. Bailed out over hump.
Two of his brothers also served in the Air Force: Lt. Rudd V. Mann 1938-1942. Died in Air Force plane crash. Johnnie L. Mann 1943-1946 -- 8th Air Force as ball turret gunner.

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