Vernice D. Widney

Vernice Widney, 1942
Vernice Widney, 1942
Recent Address: 1503 Cornwell, Apt. 104, Yukon, OK 73099
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Family Info: Parents: William and Emma; Siblings: William, Earl, Clyde, Linnie; Wife: Mary (deceased), Thelma; Children: Dick, Charles, Mary Ann
Hometown: Fay, OK
Date Entered Service: July 25, 1942
Service Number: A0662408
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 676th
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Missions Flown: 18
Hump Missions: 16
Targets: Yawata, Palembang, Anshan, Okayama, Omura, Rangoon, Singapore, Bangkok, Mukden, Hankow, Kagi, Shinchiku
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters,Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster,Philippine Liberation Ribbon,American Theater Ribbon,Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon,Overseas Service Bars (3),Presidential Unit Citations (2),WWII Victory Medal,National Defense Service Medal,American Campaign Medal,Air Offensive Japan,Western Pacific Campaign,Central Burma Campaign,India-Burma China Campaign
Service Schools: Carribean Defense Command Aug 1942-Mar 1943; Davis Monthan-Tucson,AZ Jun-Jul 1943; Boeing Aircraft-Wichita,KS Jul 1943-Mar 1944
MOS: MOS 1034-Navigator
Rank Upon Discharge: Lt. Col.
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24580 Undecided
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Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged: November 11, 1945
Post WWII Service: Inactive Reserves 11/11/45 to 1/29/78
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Binger High School 1945 to 1948, Watonga High School 1948 to 1980, retired in 1980. Spanish Cove Retirement Village 1997
Thoughts About the 58th: I have great satisfaction in having served my country in time of war.
Comments: Mr. Widney passed away January 25, 2007 and is buried at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City, OK.
Vernice Widney with his brothers and cousin
Vernice Widney with his brothers and cousin

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