Eugene L. Whitt

Recent Address: Moraga, CA
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Family Info: Father: Lando; Mother Neva E. Jones; Sons: Dr. Lee Barlow Whitt, Terry Mark Whitt
Hometown: Mill Valley, California
Date Entered Service: January 10, 1943
Service Number: 39120199
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
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Location of Unit: Kharagpur, India
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Awards: Good Conduct Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, 5 Battle Stars, 2 Overseas Service Stripes, WWII Victory Medal, Ribbon Star
Service Schools:
MOS: MOS 718-Radar Bombardment Mechanic, LORAN Mechanic and Instructor
Rank Upon Discharge: Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Date Transferred from the 58th: November 19, 1945
Date Discharged: December 1, 1945
Post WWII Service: 1950-1951-- 3535TH BOMBARDMENT TRAINING WING 8622d Bomb Tng Sq, 8604th Bomb Tng Gp (Corl) Mather AFB, Sacramento, CA. Air Force Reserve as basics electronics instructor. Discharged from the USAFR eff 7 Apr 51 with rank of Staff Sgt.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): 1951-1981-- Elementary School Teacher (I was one of the first credential teachers of retarded children in California.). 1968 to present -- General Aviation pilot -- Flight Instructor 1970 to present -- 10,600+ hours as of April 2004
Thoughts About the 58th: When in training for and while with the 58th Bomb Wing I discovered that I had an innate talent for teaching complex material and ideas. Generally, the better your grades in technical schools the longer you were allowed to remain by taking advanced courses. I have been able to utilize my knowledge of electronics acquired while in the military service all my life in countless situations. Through LORAN, the Supersonic Trainer and two months with the Link Trainer I acquired enough knowledge about navigation, use of the E6-B, chart reading and aircraft instrument interpretation that becoming a pilot and instructor was the frosting on my cake of life. There can be no question but that the greatest single benefit was the post-war funding of my college education using the G.I. Bill. I helped the country and the country helped me. What I learned during WWII gave me the foundation on which I came to be recognized via the internet and my web site as one of the premier sources of General Aviation knowledge.
Comments: Mr. Whitt passed away April 19th 2011 and is buried at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA

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