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Those known to have served with 782nd Bomb Sqd, USAAF during the Second World War 1939-1945.
- Sanford Joseph Charles. 2nd Lt.
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2nd Lt. Joseph Charles Sanford 782 Bomb Sq, 465 Bomb GroupI went into Federal Service From 44 Div NG. Sept 16 1940. I then entered USAAF in 1943 a Member of Class 43 10 Bombardier training at Childress Texas. I trained to drop "The Bomb" at Wendover Field Utah as a member of Col Keese' Provisional Group. But The Bomb was not ready so I joined 456th Bomb Group at McCook, Nebraska and flew to Africa, and later on to Italy. I then flew 31 missions bombing oil refineries. I was shot down in July 1944 and taken to POW North Compound at Stalagluft III, then to Nuremberg and then Mooseburg. I was Liberated by General Patton.Joseph Charles Sanford
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