Ralph J. Pearson

2nd Lt. Ralph J. Pearson, 1943
2nd Lt. Ralph J. Pearson, 1943
Recent Address: 4001 Greystone Drive, Austin, TX 78731
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Family Info: Parents: Jacob and Winifred; Wife: Evlyn; Children: Ralph, Park, Mary, Evlyn
Hometown: Memphis, TX
Date Entered Service: June, 1942
Service Number: 14054382 / 0746908
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 677th
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Location of Unit: Great Bend, KS; 1943
Missions Flown: 21
Hump Missions: Many
Targets: Yawata, Mukden, Sasebo, Omura, Nagasaki, Kyushu, Formosa, Saigon, Singapore, Sumatra, Bangkok, Kyoto
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Commendation Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster
Service Schools: Pilot Training; Bombardier/Navigator Training; Procurement Law
MOS: MOS 1036-Navigator-Bombardier, Staff Judge Advocate
Rank Upon Discharge: Col
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24724 Hollywood Commando
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Date Transferred from the 58th: May, 1945
Date Discharged: December, 1971
Post WWII Service: Legislative Div. Office of Judge Advocate General HQ USAF; Dir. Of Civil Law HQ USAFE; Staff Judge Advocate 12th Air Force, Lackland Military Training Center, Chanute Military Training Center, Bermuda Base Command, Topeka Air Force Base
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Attorney, State Bar of Texas Attorney, State Commission on Judicial Conduct
Thoughts About the 58th: Like all veterans, I was proud to serve my country. I was a Lead Navigator on the first B-29 mission of the war against Bangkok.
Comments: Mr. Pearson passed away May 9, 2013.
Ralph J. Pearson (back row, 2nd from right)
Ralph J. Pearson (back row, 2nd from right)
Col. Ralph J. Pearson
Col. Ralph J. Pearson

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