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Currell, Wayne Robert


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/7/2007 at 17:21:51


Spokane, WA

Serial No: 6914202

Born: January 10, 1918

Parents: John and Ruth Currell

Entered Army: September 7, 1939

Training in US: Chanute Field, IL; March Field, CA; McChurd Field, WN; Pendleton Army Air Base, Pendleton, OR; Columbia Army Air Base, Columbia, SC

Left for Overseas: Charleston, SC on May 24, 1942 and arrived Karachi, India on July 10, 1942

Overseas Training: Karachi, India. Assigned 11th Bombardment Sq., 342 Bombardment G.P.

Sent to Front: November 20, 1945, China, with 11th Bom. Gr.

Engagements: Battle of Philippines, Burma Road Campaign, Eastern China Campaign, Battle of Hengyang, Kweilin.

Wounded: During bombing raid; miscelleaneous and shrapnel wounds. Drawing disability pension.

Hospitalized Overseas: Karachi General Hospital 3 months observation, also Kungming, China, 2 months.

Medals-Ribbons: Good Conduct, Asiatic-Pacific; 3 Battle Campaigns, Pre-Pearl Harbor, American Defense, Victory, Presidential Citation, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, African Campaign.

Returned to US: November 28, 1944; arrived US January 7, 1945.

Discharged: Olliver General Hospital.

Rating: T/Sgt.

Months in Service: In US, 51; overseas, 32

Present Occupation: Furniture business

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA - data collected by the Legion about 1949.)


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