David B. Wallis

C/MSgt. David B. Wallis
C/MSgt. David B. Wallis
Recent Address: 8540 E. Kenyon Drive, Tucson, AZ 85710-4232
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Family Info: Mother: Hazel; Wife: Nurnie
Hometown: Paducah, KY
Date Entered Service: September 27, 1940
Service Number: 15046325
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 676th
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Location of Unit: Geiger Field, Spokane, WA; 1941
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Service Schools:
MOS: MOS 687-Airplane Propeller Mechanic, MOS 513-Airplane Inspector
Rank Upon Discharge: CM/Sgt
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24873 Snuffy
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Date Discharged: March 31, 1973
Post WWII Service: Davis-Monthan AFB, Hunter AFB, No. Africa, Ben Guerin, 1 year in Turkey, 1 year in Albany, GA, then back to Davis Monthan AFB (Manpower) till he retired.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Thoughts About the 58th: He was very proud of his Organization and people in it. Being in SAC he had many TDYs and such -- England, Germany, Africa 3 times, and in the States to inspect aircraft for safe return to destinations.
Comments: M/Sgt. Wallis was an honest and dedicated man proud of his career. He was in Army Air Corp before it was the Air Force. Also in Strategic Air Command from its inception. He reached long and hard to see that plane was in condition to fly. Stationed in India during WWII. He was in China finding parts for plane from one downed on Tinian Island as war ended.He finished his career in Manpower at David-Monthan AFB where he retired, after 32 1/2 years, on March 31, 1973. Died at age 88 on September 12, 2002, in Tucson, AZ. Buried with Military Honors from the Elite Honor Guard at David-Monthan AFB.
David Wallis, c. 2002
David Wallis, c. 2002

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