Sidney Tankanow

Recent Address: 5 Green Street, Randolph, MA 02368
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Family Info: Parents: Bernard and Ida; Wife: Edith (deceased); Siblings: May, Ruth
Hometown: Malden, MA
Date Entered Service: July 15, 1942
Service Number: 31139257
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 770th
Location of Unit: Walker AFB, KS; 1943
Missions Flown: About 6
Hump Missions: About 3
Targets: Yawata Steel Mills - observation
Awards: Aviation Technician Badge, Air Combat Sumatra, Air Offensive Japan, India-Burma Campaign, China Campaign, Central Burma Campaign, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge
Service Schools: Army Air Force Tech. School ; Aircraft Armament ; Buckley Field, CO 1942
MOS: MOS 911-Airplane Armorer
Rank Upon Discharge: Sgt
Crew Type: Flight / Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24786 Assid Test
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Date Discharged: November 3, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Machinist, Painter, Carpenter, Tech School TV, Furniture Builder. College: 3 degrees -- Electronic Engineer, BBA, Advanced Elect; Engineer for Raytheon Mfg. Co. for 30 years until retirement. Presently managing Meals on Wheels Program in Randolph, MA
Thoughts About the 58th: My thoughts vary. I was and am proud to have served. Sorry for what we lost -- friends and comrades. I know if I wore my uniform today with patch no one would know what branch of service I was in and worse, they wouldn't care! I mention Atomic Bomb and people have no idea of what I'm talking about. They think I'm talking about the space program. Too bad!
Comments: Mr. Tankanow passed away May 3, 2011.

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