Alden W. Mitchell

Recent Address: West Farmington, ME
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Family Info: Parents: Frank and Helen; Wife: Marion; Children: Stephen, John and Marcia
Hometown: Newton, KS and Plymouth, MA
Date Entered Service: November 11, 1942
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Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 677th
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Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, five Air Medals, a Purple Heart, Good Conduct and campaign medals
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MOS: Central Fire Control
Rank Upon Discharge: Technical Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): High school teacher
Thoughts About the 58th: Mitchell's Purple Heart was awarded after his top gun turret blister blew out. The bomber crashed in a river bed in eastern China, about 25 kilometers from Japanese territory, after it ran out of fuel due to a damaged fuel transfer system.
Comments: Mr. Mitchell passed away June 12, 2010. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery, Farmington, ME.
Alden Mitchell, 1947
Alden Mitchell, 1947
Alden Mitchell, 1969
Alden Mitchell, 1969

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