James C. Walmsley

Jim Walmsley -- India, 1944
Jim Walmsley -- India, 1944
Recent Address: 4123 Southern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206
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Family Info:
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Date Entered Service: March 31, 1942
Service Number: O-862810
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Victoria KS; Feb 1944
Missions Flown: 17
Hump Missions: 13
Targets: Bangkok, Yawata, Manchuria, Palembang, Formosa, Rangoon, Omura, Hankow
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Chinese War Memorial Medal
Service Schools:
MOS: MOS 0142-Radar Observer, Bombardment
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Hoodlum House, 42-24475 Hoodlum House II
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Date Transferred from the 58th: March, 1945
Date Discharged: October, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Radio, TV, Electronics-- Sales, Service & Parts Distribution; Real Estate Agent
Thoughts About the 58th: It is satisfying to look back and appreciate taking part in the development of the B-29 aircraft in the war against Japan. Part of this experience was participating in one of the longest bombing missions of the war -- the mission from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to Sumatra which covered 3,760 miles and took 19 hours.
Comments: Mr. Walmsley passed away May 17th 2010.
Jim Walmsley -- New Orleans, LA, 1994 at 58th Bomb Wing Reunion
Jim Walmsley -- New Orleans, LA, 1994 at 58th Bomb Wing Reunion

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