Norman E. Pickard

Norman Pickard, WWII
Norman Pickard, WWII
Recent Address: 1524 Boulevard Park, Lane S.E., Lacey, WA 98503
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Family Info: Parents: Edna and Thomas; Wife: Patricia; Children: Christine, Alice, Brian; Sibling: Frank
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Date Entered Service: Mar 7, 1942
Service Number: A0743829
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Salina, KS
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions:
Targets: Kobe (2), Nagoya (2), Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka (5), Tomioka, Chiba, Sendai, Aomori, Hachiogi
Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Battle Stars - India, Burma, China
Service Schools: Primary Flight Aug-Sep 1942; Bombardier Apr 1943; Navigation Apr-Aug 1943
MOS: MOS 1035-Bombardier, MOS 1034-Navigator
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lt./Maj.
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6229 (unnamed), 42-24737 Pioneer II. 42-6265 Raiden Maiden, 42-6370 Lethal Lady, 42-63356 Lassie, 42-63460 Lassie Too
Where You a POW?:
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Where You a Interned?:
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Date Transferred from the 58th: October, 1945?
Date Discharged: January 6, 1946
Post WWII Service: Recalled on 7/2/51. Squadron Officers Course, Maxwell AFB, Apr 1952 - Jun 1953
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Teacher, Principal and Administrator (Asst. Superintendent) in Seattle, WA Public Schools
Thoughts About the 58th: Major Norman E. Pickard is very proud to have served his country.
Comments:
The following is a story Norm enjoyed telling: One night he was assigned the duty of guarding his airplane. In addition, guarding the general area of the field were some of the famous fierce Indian Gurkha fighters. During the night of duty, Norm, in order to rest his feet, sat down and leaned his back against the nose wheel. There was absolute silence. Suddenly Norm felt a tap on his shoulder. When he glanced up a voice (with a smile in it) asked, “Time, Sahib?”
Mr. Pickard passed away March 7, 2009 at Olympia, WA.

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