Wilbert D. “Will” Shockley

Capt. Wilbert D. “Will” Shockley
Capt. Wilbert D. “Will” Shockley
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Family Info: Son of Charley Dee Shockley and Kristina Klingman Shockley of Kokomo, Indiana, b. August 29, 1919. One son, William B. Shockley of Tinton Falls, NJ
Hometown: Crawfordsville, IN
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Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 44th
Location of Unit: Tinian, West Field; June-October 1945
Missions Flown: 15 combat, 4 super dumbo, 3 photo, weather, Peace Signing, POW supplies, search & rescue
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Targets: Kashumiguara, Osaka, Omuta, Toyohashi, Kagamigahara, Okayama, Kure, Takamatsu, Namazu, Matsukyaka, Hachiogi, Yawata, Tsu, Hikari
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
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MOS: MOS 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Rank Upon Discharge: WWII - Captain / Korean War - Major
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Aircraft Commander of 44-61848 (unnamed)
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Mechanical engineer, machinery sales.
Thoughts About the 58th: As reported by one of Captain Shockley's crew members, Willard Croft, he used to say this on the way back from each mission: “We were working for the government, now we are working for ourselves, let's go home [to Tinian]”

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