Earl H. Savela

Earl Savela, 1944
Earl Savela, 1944
Recent Address: 18011 St. Croix Trail No., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
E-mail Address: smsav@msn.com
Family Info: Parents: Henry and Marie; Wife: Saima; Children: Karen, Thea, Dennis, Craig
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Date Entered Service: December 27, 1941
Service Number: 0933675
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 44th Bomb Squadron; Other Wing /Group- 313th BW, 505 BG, 483rd BS
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Topeka, KS; July 24, 1945
Missions Flown: Cover for USS Missouri when Peace Treaty was signed. Also Search and Rescue
Hump Missions:
Targets:
Awards: WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Battle Stars, American Theater Ribbon
Service Schools: Gunnery School Nov 1942; Air Corp Technical School Jun 1942; Flight Engineering Course Dec 1944-Feb 1945
MOS: Aerial Gunner, Airplane Mechanic, Pilot, Flight Instructor, Flight Engineer
Rank Upon Discharge: 2nd Lt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
Where You a POW?:
POW Location:
Where You a Interned?:
Internment Location:
Date Transferred from the 58th: Aug 16, 1945 to 313th BW, 505th BG
Date Discharged: January 29, 1946<
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Worked in the Signal Dept. of the Great Northern Railroad (which later became the BNSF Railroad). Retired in 1978 as a Research & Development Engineer in the same department.
Thoughts About the 58th: Good friends, good education and a great experience!
Comments: Mr. Savela passed away in July, 2010.
Earl Savela, 1993
Earl Savela, 1993

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