Jerome A. Sulak

Jerome Sulak, WWII
Jerome Sulak, WWII
Recent Address: 314 Haverford Drive, San Antonio, TX 78217-5707
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Family Info: Parents: Daniel and Mary; Wife: Janie; Children: Diane, Janice, Teresa
Hometown: Waco, TX
Date Entered Service: November, 1942
Service Number: 18214270
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 794th
Location of Unit: Kharagpur, India; November 1944
Missions Flown: 24
Hump Missions: 48.50 hours
Osaka 6/15/45, Omuta 6/17-18/45, Kure 6/22/45, Osaka 6/26/45 Okayama 6/28-29/45, Kure 7/1-2/45 Chiba 7/6-7/45, Sendai 7/9-10/45, Namazu 7/16-17/45, Fukui 7/19-20/45, Takarazuka 7/24/45, Aomori 7/28-29/45, Hachiogi 8/1-2/45, Marcus Island 8/7/45, Fukuyama 8/8-9/45, Hikari 8/14/45, plus 9 missions from India and China. Total combat hours flown from India, China and Tinian 323.45 hours.
* This was the so-called practice mission that we did not get credit for - the only mission that we sustained flak damage by the Japanese anti-aircraft guns.
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Bronze Clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal with 4 Bronze Campaign Stars: China Campaign, India-Burma Campaign, Air Offensive Japan, Central Burma Campaign, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, 1 Overseas Bar
Service Schools: B-17, B-24 Aircraft Maintenance School Apr-Jun 1943; Boeing B-29 Aircraft Maintenance School Jul-Sep 1943; Boeing B-29 Aircraft Elect. School/Chanute AAFB Dec 1943-Feb 1944
MOS: MOS 1685-Airplane Electrical Mechanic-Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 44-61566 Jack's Hack
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Date Transferred from the 58th: October, 1945
Date Discharged: December, 1951
Post WWII Service: Additional four year tour of duty Dec. 10, 1947 - Dec. 10, 1951 including the Korean War, but didn't serve in Korea. The thirty-one page personal history Military Service of Jerome A. Sulak, U.S. Army Air Force, U.S. Air Force, 1942-1951 is available in the 58th Bomb Wing Memorial Archive.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Sheet Metal Worker - Local Union #67.
Thoughts About the 58th: I am proud to have served in the United States Army Air Force and to have helped, along with the thousands of others that served in World War II, to defeat the armed forces of the Japanese Empire. Always in my thoughts are all of my buddies that made the ultimate sacrifice. My prayers go out to all that lost their lives in World War II.
Comments: Mr. Sulak passed away February 10, 2013 and is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.
Jerome Sulak, January, 2003
Jerome Sulak, January, 2003

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