Nick J. Soulis

Nick Soulis - WWII
Nick Soulis - WWII
Recent Address: 801 2nd Avenue S.E., Jamestown, ND 58401
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Family Info: Parents: John and Alice; Wife: Mildred; Children: James, Tom, Nicki; Stepchildren: John, Maureen, Susan, Trese; Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sister
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Date Entered Service: September, 1942
Service Number: 0772550
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 677th
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Location of Unit: Dudkundi, India; Oct 1944
Missions Flown: 20
Hump Missions: 10
Targets: Rangoon, Bangkok, Singapore(2), Formosa (2), Mukden, Namazu, Osaka, Hachiogi, Toyokawa, Tokyo (2)
Awards: Air Offensive Japan, China Campaign, India-Burma Campaign, Central Burma Campaign, Western Pacific Campaign, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, Distinguished Unit Citation (I and II), China War Medal
Service Schools: Cadet Schools 1943-4; Commissioned Mar 1944; Lead Crew School, Muroc, CA Jun 1945
MOS: MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24472 Sky Chief, 42-63411 Duchess
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Date Transferred from the 58th: September 29, 1945
Date Discharged: October 22, 1945
Post WWII Service: Stayed in USAF Reserve until 1973. Served as Liaison Officer for USAF Academy for many years. Went to Academy two weeks a year of active duty. Retired as a Lt. Colonel.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Finished college. Taught in high school as teacher and coach. Worked for job service 8 years. Worked as agent for New York Life Insurance Company from 1957 to present.
Thoughts About the 58th: Very proud to have been a Pilot and fly the B-29. Was fortunate to have circumnavigated the earth in B-29 courtesy of Army Air Corp. Was circling over the Battleship Missouri when the peace treaty was signed ending WWII. Have stayed in contact with some of my WWII friends and that is priceless.
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Story of my toughest mission during WWII is told in the enclosed write up. (A copy of the article is on file in the 58th Bomb Wing Memorial office.)
Mr. Soulis passed away on October 4th 2013 and is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown, ND.

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