Fred J. Wallen

Recent Address: 9662A S.W. 95th Court, Ocala, FL 34481
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Family Info: Wife: Esther; Child: Priscilla
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Date Entered Service: May, 1942
Service Number: 12083196
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
Location of Unit: Hays, KS; October 1943
Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions: Approx. 10
Targets: Yawata, Omura, Hiro, Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka, Amagasaki, Sumatra, Formosa (3), Manchuria, Singapore, Rangoon, Philippines (Photo Mission)
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, China Defense Medal
Service Schools:
MOS: Central Fire Control Turret Mechanic Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Ole Man Mose
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Date Transferred from the 58th: July, 1945
Date Discharged: September, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Transportation and Logistics Planning in U. S. Postal Service -- Retired in September, 1976.
Thoughts About the 58th:
My military service was an unforgettable experience, especially so as a member of the 58th B.W.Some of the outstanding events that I was privy to as a member of a flight combat crew are:
  • Prior to our first bombing mission over Japan being briefed by Lord Louis Mountbatten.
  • Photo mission of the Philippines required by General MacArthur prior to the invasion.
  • The many flights over Formosa.
  • Flying the “Hump”
  • All the combat missions that we completed.

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