James R. Mitchell

Recent Address: 5977 Leisure So. Drive, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
E-mail Address: jmitch924@cs.com
Family Info:
Hometown: New Castle, PA
Date Entered Service: November 7, 1942
Service Number: 15359252
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 676th
Location of Unit: Great Bend, KS
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Awards: Distinguished Unit Badge, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 6 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal
Service Schools: Bombsight/Autopilot Maint-Lowery Field, Denver, CO Jun-Oct 1943
MOS: MOS 574-Bombsight and Automatic Pilot Repairman
Rank Upon Discharge: Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Worked on all squadron aircraft as required.
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Date Discharged: November 22, 1945
Post WWII Service: Air Force Reserve (inactive) 11/22/45 through 10/10/50; Active Duty 10/10/50 through 10/31/51, HQ Squadron, Base Installations, Eglin AFB, FL
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Engineer, Systems Distribution, Consumers Power Co., Jackson MI Div. Mgr., Control Power Systems, Harlo Corp., Grand Rapids, MI
Thoughts About the 58th: Experiences that have left many memories but I would not care to experience again. The friendships made during that period have been priceless! Although not on flight crew, I flew many hours on training and maintenance flights trouble shooting the bombsight and autopilots on the squadron aircraft and had a great affection for the B-29.

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