Merle Baisle Mulder

Recent Address: San Luis Obispo, CA
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Family Info: Parents: Charles and Lillian; Wife: Maria; Children: Joan and Bill
Hometown: Princeton, MN
Date Entered Service: 1943
Service Number:
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 678th
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Tinian
Missions Flown: 11 - mostly as Co-Pilot
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MOS: Pilot and Navigator
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Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Trojan Spirit - 42-63446
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Date Discharged: September, 1945
Post WWII Service: Mr. Mulder later served in Korea and then Viet Nam as first base commander at Cam Ranh Bay. He retired as a Lt. Colonel.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
“Old Man on a Moped”
Merle was a garage tinkerer of cars, Honda motorcycles, various scooters, mopeds, bicycles and anything else mechanical. His hobbies included surfing, u-control airplanes, civil war history, religious studies, philosophy, back-road motorcycle riding and the Sunday morning swapmeet.
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Comments: Mr. Mulder passed away April 12, 2013 and is buried at Old Mission Cemetery in San Luis Obispo, CA.

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