Walter William Oestreich

Walter Oestreich, WWII
Walter Oestreich, WWII
Recent Address: 1319 Dorothy Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501
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Family Info: Parents: John and Agnes; Wife: Margaret; Children: Ronald, Randy, Timothy, Thomas
Hometown: Motton, WI
Date Entered Service: February 5, 1942
Service Number: 36233966
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 44th
Location of Unit: Chakulia, India; April 1945
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions:
Targets: Saigon, Bangkok, Rangoon, Kure, O'Shima, Nagoya, Matsuke, Hamamatsu, Tokyo
Awards: Air Medal,American Defense Service Medal,WWII Victory Medal,Purple Heart,Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Battle Stars,American Theater Ribbon,Good Conduct Medal,Overseas Service Bar,Service Stripe,India-Burma Campaign,China Defensive Campaign,Air Offensive Japan
Service Schools: Gunnery School-Lyndall Field, FL 1942; Flight School-Pratt, KS 1942
MOS: MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63538 Winged Victory II
Where You a POW?: Yes
POW Location: Japan
Where You a Interned?: Yes
Internment Location: Kempei Tai Prison, Prison Camp Omori
Date Transferred from the 58th: August 29, 1945
Date Discharged: December 3, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Rhinelander City Water Department -- also active in Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of the Coodies, Disabled American Veterans, Prisoners of Wars
Thoughts About the 58th:
Comments: Walter passed away on September 26, 2001.
Walter Oestreich
Walter Oestreich

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