Harold E. Mufford

Hal Mufford, India 1944-45
Hal Mufford, India 1944-45
Recent Address: 57 N. Hartland Street, Middleport, NY 14105-9701
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Family Info: Parents: George and Doris; Wife: Millie; Siblings: George Jr., Marceline
Hometown: Middleport, NY
Date Entered Service: November 2, 1942
Service Number: 12200457
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 794th
Location of Unit: Salina, KS September, 1943
Missions Flown: Flew 35 missions in the CBI and Marianas
Hump Missions: 18
Targets: Bangkok, Palembang, Anshan, Okayama, Formosa, Rangoon, Singapore, Mukden, Hankow, Kokubu, Kawasaki, Kyushu, Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe, Tomioka, Kure, Toyohack, Takamatsu, Chiba
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 8 Battle Stars, Presidential Unit Citation with 3 clusters
Service Schools: AP Mechanic, Lincoln, NE Dec 1942; PP Specialist, Chanute Field Apr 1943; B-29 Armament, Lowry Field Aug 1943
MOS: MOS 1684-Airplane Power Plant Mechanic-Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6222 Deuces Wild, 42-6242 Esso Express, 42-93828 Monsoon Goon, 42-63464 Belle Ringer, 42-6365 General H.H. Arnold Special, 42-65208 Andy's Dandy's
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Date Discharged: October 2, 1945
Post WWII Service: Air Weather Service, Fairfield-Suisun AFB, CA; Alaskan Air Command at Sheyma AFB and Eilson AFB, Alaska; Flew some weather missions from CA to Elmindorf and Fairbanks, Alaska. Served as AP power plant mechanic and clerk typist. Also served as Administrative specialist for Deputy of Supply and Maintenance of the 375th Reconnaissance Squadron (VLR) Weather at Eilson AFB, Alaska
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Worked at GMC as a Safety Representative. Retired from GMC.
Thoughts About the 58th: It was a learning experience that I'm glad I had. As a group we accomplished a lot of firsts in the world. I enjoyed the people I met and worked with. Many of us still have contacts for reunions and get-togethers. We share our successes and sorrows together. May God be with us forever.
Salina, KS - 1944
Salina, KS - 1944
Hal Mufford, 2000
Hal Mufford, 2000

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