Robert Potter

Recent Address: 411 Jackson Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
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Family Info: Parents: John and Hattie; Wife: Martha (1), Natalie (2); Siblings: Mabel, Alberta, Elizabeth, Walter, Harold, Floyd, Kenneth, Charles
Hometown: Manchester, NY
Date Entered Service: July 8, 1943
Service Number: 34637325
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
Location of Unit: Piardoba, India; Jan 3, 1945
Missions Flown: 26
Hump Missions: 1
Targets: Singapore, Saigon, Rangoon, Tokyo, Yokohama, O Shima, Nagoya, Kobe, Osaka, Nagasaki, Honshu, Toyohashi, Kure (2), Okayama, Sendai, Aomori, Namazu, Hikari
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Presidential Unit Citations (2), Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, American Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, China-Burma-India Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Air Offensive Japan
Service Schools: Aircraft Mechanic Chanute Field, IL Aug 1941-Jan 1942; B-29 Flight Engineer - Lowry Field, CO Mar-Jun 1944; B-29 Bomb Crew Training-Clovis, NM Jul-Dec 1944
MOS: Instructor-Aircraft Mechanics, MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB)
Rank Upon Discharge: Flight Officer
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Transferred from the 58th: October 11, 1945
Date Discharged: November 6, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Engineer -- Textron Metals, Phillips Van Heusen
Thoughts About the 58th: Because we were assigned to the 58th BW, we were able to fly around the world and see the vastness of the oceans, deserts, mountains, continents and our great country. I would know how blessed we are to live in this wonderful country of the United States of America. In the 58th we were with the original B-29 crews and we were the ones who worked out the problems of this great new plane. Many new and lasting friendships were established and I feel honored to be a member of the 58th Bomb Wing.

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