Edward J. Rafferty

Recent Address: 18 Vista Drive, Scotia, NY 12302
E-mail Address: krafferty6@nycap.rr.com
Family Info: Parents: Leo J and Esther E
Hometown: Old Town, ME
Date Entered Service: March 1, 1941 (in NYC)
Service Number: 12026510
Bomb Group: 468th and 468th HQ
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: India and Tinian - arrived in India November 27 1944 at Karachi; arrived on Tinian June 8 1945
Missions Flown: Note on Bomb/Squadron: Assigned to Hq 468 Karachi on Nov 17 1944; arrived at Tinian on Sept 12 1945 assigned to 792 BS. Missions unknown
Hump Missions:
Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 6 Battle Stars for China Campaign, India Burma Campaign, Air Offensive Japan, Central Burma Campaign; American Defense Ribbon; Good Conduct Medal
Service Schools: Radio Operators and Mechanics ACTS Scott Field, IL - Nov 1941; Instrument Flying Training School, Randolph Field, TX - Feb 1943
MOS: MOS 970 - Synthetic Trainer Operator - Instructor
Rank Upon Discharge: Technical Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Hi Stepper only one known
Where You a POW?:
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Where You a Interned?:
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Date Transferred from the 58th: October 19, 1945
Date Discharged: October 21, 1945
Post WWII Service: New York Air National Guard, Scotia NY from October, 1948 to September 13, 1977
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): John Hancock Insurance Agent, Schenectady NY
Thoughts About the 58th: My Dad had many stories and memories that he shared with his children and grandchildren. He was proud of his contribution and service to his country.
Comments: I have my Dad's WD AGO Form 24 from NARA Archives St. Louis, MO.

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