Frank Willard Steed, Jr

Recent Address: 662 Shelley Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
E-mail Address: rannysteed@aol.com
Family Info: Parents: Frank, Sr. and Lanie; Wife: Helen; Children: Kimberley, Leigh; Sibling: Charles
Hometown: Asheboro, NC
Date Entered Service: April 4, 1944
Service Number: 14153769
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 677th
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Missions Flown: 13
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Awards: Air Crew Member Badge, Air Offensive Japan, Western Pacific Campaign, Distinguished Unit Badge, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, Service With Honor, Marksman Medal
Service Schools: Gunnery School 6 weeks
MOS: MOS 580-Remote Control Turret Gunner (CFC)
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 44-70143 Talie Ho!
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Date Discharged: May 14, 1946
Post WWII Service: Resigned with Air Force Reserve. Recalled to active duty on August 30, 1950. Sent to Randolph AFB, TX. Received promotion to Staff Sergeant. Served 1 year.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Science Teacher and Football Coach, Mt. Airy, NC; Science Teacher, Tennis Coach and Football Coach, Raleigh, NC; School Principal, Raleigh, NC and Wake County, NC.
Thoughts About the 58th:
I consider it a great honor to be a member of the 58th Bomb Wing family. I will always be thankful for that opportunity. We came to Tinian determined that we would give our best effort to end the war and return to our families as soon as possible.
Captain Burnor added the element that has always been most meaningful to me. For that desire to be realized we must work together and always concentrate on the task at hand. Captain Paul J. Burnor was the leader you wanted to follow. A great man and excellent commander.
Comments: Mr. Steed passed away June 30, 2012. He is buried at the Raleigh Memorial Park in Raleigh, NC.

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