Anthony P. “Tony” Peleckis

Anthony Peleckis, 1944
Anthony Peleckis, 1944
Recent Address: 11610 Banes Street, Philadelphia, PA 19116-2021
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Family Info: Parents: Justin and Mary; Siblings: John, Jean, Eleanor
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Date Entered Service: September 17, 1943
Service Number: 33796641
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 44th
Location of Unit: Chakulia, India; January 17, 1945
Missions Flown: 2 from India and 17 from Tinian
Hump Missions: 1
Targets: Singapore from India and the Japanese mainland from Tinian
Awards: WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, Air Medal with 2 Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross
Service Schools: Cadet Training -- Winthrop College, SC 1944; Gunnery (Aerial) -- Buckingham AAF, Ft. Myers, FL Apr 1944
MOS: MOS 612-Airplane Armorer-Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 44-69668 Outlaw, 44-61548 Mus'n Touch It
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Date Transferred from the 58th: October, 1945
Date Discharged: January 16, 1946
Post WWII Service: On October 12, 1945, received orders to fly back to Mather Field, California, then home on leave and finally discharged.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Long time employee of Phila. Gas Works - retired in 1984; active parishioner of St. Christopher Parish, Phila,; member of St. Christopher Parish Senior Citizens Club; A 4th Degree member of St. Katharine Drexel Council No. 3968 K of C; life member of Bustleton Memorial American Legion Post # 810; life member of The Distinguished Flying Cross Society; a member of The 40th Bomb Group Association; member of the PGW Retiree Association; and a member of the Phila. Aquatic Club.
Thoughts About the 58th: It was truly an experience that touches one's soul. The camaraderie, the friendships that I still enjoy, can only be gotten through an experience such as that. I still believe my time with the 58th was among the best experiences of my life. Having been shot down, bailing out far at sea and a miraculous rescue 20 hours later, really left a mark.
Comments: Mr. Peleckis passed away March 7, 2011. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA.
Anthony Peleckis, 1990
Anthony Peleckis, 1990

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