Ernest A. Pickett

Ernest Pickett, WWII
Ernest Pickett, WWII
Recent Address: 400 Madrona Ave., S.E., #305, Salem, OR 93702
E-mail Address:
Family Info: Parents: James and Bernice; Wife: Faye; Children: Richard, Tim, Kristi
Hometown: Sweet Home, OR
Date Entered Service: Apr 22, 1942
Service Number: O-677559
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: Salina, KS; August 1943
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions:
Awards: Distinguished Unit Badge with Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, American Theater Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Purple Heart (2), WWII Victory Medal, Prisoner of War Medal
Service Schools: Basic -- Waco, TX Dec 1942; Advanced (Multi-Engine) -- Waco, TX Apr 1943; B-24 Transition School -- Tuscan Jul-Aug 1943
MOS: MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB, Transition School -- B-24 Instructor
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6408 Reddy Teddy
Where You a POW?: Yes
POW Location: Japan
Where You a Interned?: Yes
Internment Location: Japan
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged:
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Owner -- Logging/Road Construction Companies; Owner -- Napa Auto Parts Store
Thoughts About the 58th:
Comments: Full account of training and service with the 58th Bomb Wing, including service in the CBI and internment in Japanese Prisoner of War camp is documented in Proof Through the Night by Kristi Burke, daughter of Ernest Pickett.

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