L.D. Whorton

Recent Address: Dardanelle, AR
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Family Info: Parents: Lawrence and Bertha; Wife: Mary Helen; Children: Judy, Donnie, Noel
Hometown: Russellville, AR
Date Entered Service:
Service Number:
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 794th
Squadron:
Location of Unit:
Missions Flown: 11 from India-China; 10 from Tinian
Hump Missions: 8
Targets:
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross five times, The Bronze Star four times, Bronze Oak Leaf cluster four times, Bronze Service Star with Oak Leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal and Army Service Medal
Service Schools:
MOS: Radio Operator and Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6409 - The Univited; member of Gordon Eaton's crew. Eaton's crew named their plane “The Uninvited.” They felt because they were not with the original group for India, they were “The Uninvited.” (Source: Dr. Yates C. Smith)
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Date Transferred from the 58th: Returned to Uncle Sugar July 2, 1945
Date Discharged:
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Sawmill operator
Thoughts About the 58th:
Comments: Mr. Whorton passed away on November 3, 2007 and is buried at Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery, Russellville, AR.

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