Oiva V. Pakka

Recent Address: 2163 Braun Court, Golden, CO 80401-2127
E-mail Address: vicpak@worldnetatt.net
Family Info: Parents born in Finland, coming to America in 1913 and became naturalized citizens. They became farmers in northern Minnesota and I graduated High School in Floodwood, MN in 1939.
Hometown: Butte, MT
Date Entered Service: November, 1942
Service Number: O-2061036
Bomb Group:
Location of Unit: Kharagpur, India; Jan 1945
Missions Flown: 17
Hump Missions: 3 (two for gas delivery)
Targets: Mine Shanghai harbor
Awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Air Medal, Western Pacific Theater with 5 Battle Stars
Service Schools: AF Cadets Jul 1943; Celestial Navigation Aug 1943; Bombardier & Radar Jun 1944
MOS: MOS 1038-Navigator-Bombardier, Radar
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: #3701
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Date Discharged: Oct 8, 1945
Post WWII Service: In active reserves until 1950
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Accountant, oil industry
Thoughts About the 58th: Proud of my service. Wouldn't want to do it again, but wouldn't take it away either.

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