Roland Robert Tesno

Roland Tesno, Darjeeling, India 1945
Roland Tesno, Darjeeling, India 1945
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Date Entered Service: August 16, 1940<
Service Number: 13005365/O-863469
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: Kharagpur, India; September 1944
Missions Flown: 25
Hump Missions: 10
Targets: Anshan, Okayama (2), Rangoon (3), search mission, Omura (2), Singapore (recon), Mukden, Bangkok, Keelung, Hengyang, Singapore (2), Kuala Lumpur (2), Shanghai, Kobe, Nagoya (2), Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka (4), Tomioka, Toyohashi, Kure (2)
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, American Defense Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars, WWII Victory Medal
Service Schools: AFTS Yale University--New Haven, CT ; AAF Philco--Philadelphia, PA ; AFTS-- Boca Raton, FL
MOS: AFTS Instructor, MOS 7888-Radar Observer, RCM
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lt
Crew Type: Flight / Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24471 Chat'nooga Choo Choo, others
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Date Transferred from the 58th: August 17, 1945
Date Discharged: November 15, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Electronics Engineer, Director of Engineering, Senior Corp. VP. Designed consumer products; TV, radio and support products.
Thoughts About the 58th: There certainly is a feeling of accomplishment. In a small way we contributed to success in a difficult venture. The importance of teamwork. The confidence that we had in each other and the equipment.
Comments: Mr. Tesno passed away May 17, 2008 at Mechanicsburg, PA.
Roland Tesno, c.2004
Roland Tesno, c.2004

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