Hugo A. Provano

Recent Address: 2603 Weigelia Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30345-3968
E-mail Address: hproveano@aol.com
Family Info: Parents: Hugo Sr. and Kathleen; Children: Mark, Joel
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Date Entered Service: February 24, 1941
Service Number: 0750839
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 677th
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Dudkundi, India; November 1944
Missions Flown: 30
Hump Missions: 5
Targets: Omura, Rangoon, Saigon, Singapore, Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kure, Yawata, Hikari, Formosa
Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars, Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster
Service Schools: AAF Flying Schools -- CA Aug 1942-Jul 1943
MOS: MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 44-69988 (unnamed), 44-61646 This Is It!
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Date Transferred from the 58th: Septmeber 30, 1945
Date Discharged: January 30, 1946
Post WWII Service: Air Force Reserve from 1/30/46 to 5/12/55
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Part owner of flooring company -- Vice President of Commercial Interior Constructor
Thoughts About the 58th: I always felt it was an honor and a privilege for me to have served with the 58th Bomb Wing (the first B-29 Wing in combat). My fondest memories are of the friends and acquaintances of my squadron (some of whom did not make it through the war). Now in my 87th year, I still maintain contact with my first Co-Pilot. This means a lot to me.
Comments: Mr. Provano passed away July 30, 2007. He is buried at the Georgia Memorial Park in Marietta, GA.

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