Frederick J. Muraco

Sgt. Frederick Muraco (r) and crewmates, India
Sgt. Frederick Muraco (r) and crewmates, India
Recent Address: 96 Mona Drive, Buffalo, NY 14226-4125
E-mail Address: fredm1024@aol.com
Family Info: Parents: Samuel and Catherine; Siblings: Ralph, Peter
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Date Entered Service: August 20, 1942
Service Number: 32473952
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 792nd
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Smoky Hill AAF, Salina KS 11/23/43
Missions Flown: 16 from CBI (1944), 14 from Tinian (1945)
Hump Missions: 16
Targets: Bangkok, Palembang, Yawata, Anshan, Okayama, Heito, Omura, Singapore, Shanghai, Hankow, Mukden, Rangoon, Saigon, Kobe, Nagoya, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Tomioka, Okayama, Jure, Sendai, etc.
Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation
Service Schools: AAF Tech Training, Miami FL Oct 1942; AAF Airplane Mechanic, AmarilloTX Oct 1942; AAF B-29 Gunnery & Electrical Specialist 1942 & 1943
MOS: MOS 685-Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist, MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6358 Ding Hao
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Date Discharged: August 29, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Graduated from Univ. of Buffalo School of Engineering with BS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1949 - Missile Engr. For Bell Aero Systems - Electrical Design Engr. For Houdaille Corp. - Sr. Electrical /Electronic/Nuclear Engr. For the Westinghouse Electric Corp. from which I retired.
Thoughts About the 58th: It provided me with the maturity and discipline necessary to be given the privilege of being part of a unique crew of 11 men in command of an important instrument of war. I admired the genuine seriousness and effort that each member of the crew put into his job. It also made me realize what a great country America really is.
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