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S/Sgt. Wilbur E. Bagby
489th Bombardment Squadron

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Early on, the medical officer, Captain Nestor, was fairly adamant about limiting the men to 50 missions,
but some, like my dad, managed to volunteer for more, which was more acceptable later in the war.
But, with 70 missions, it was time to call it "quits" and get back home.

Back in the States, the veteran Staff Sergeant taught aerial gunnery for a while at Columbia AAB, S.C.

Here, second from the right, he has just received his Distinguished Flying Cross
at Scott AFB in Belleville, Illinois.

The Distinguished Flying Cross

With his dad in Missouri, happy to be home.

Honorable Discharge

An unofficial certificate sent to him in 1951,
in appreciation of his service.


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