Paul D. Jewell

Picture of Paul Jewell PAUL D. JEWELL, born 22 September 1923 and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Carrick High School and then attended Rose Polytechnic Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana. There he became a life member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

In October 1942 he enlisted in LaFayette, Indiana and attended the University of Alabama, courtesy of Uncle Sam before entering Flight Training in the Texas Air Force. Jewell graduated from Aloe AAF at Victoria, Texas, class of 44G. RTU was at Seymour.Johnson AAF, Goldsboro, North Carolina and gunnery at Millville, New Jersey.

He was assigned to the 514th Squadron of the 406th Fighter Group then stationed at Munster, Germany. While flying with the Squadron, only four days following the cessation of hostilities, Jewell had the questionable opportunity to use the skids of his Jug thanks to a terminally ill main bearing.

Picked up by our British friends, he enjoyed their hospitality for over a week including an assigned Bat-Boy. Following a memorable tour of duty at the R&R Center in Cannes, France he separated in December 1946.

Recalled to active duty January 1948 was assigned to the 95th Squadron of the 82nd Fighter Group, Grenier AAF, Manchester, New Hampshire, flying the P-51H. He separated February 1950 and was reacquainted with the Jug, this time the P-47N, with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and Reserve assignments at San Antonio, Texas, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Ogden, Utah.

His total hours in the P-47 are in excess of 1000. His more than 20,000 total flying hours were mainly accumulated as a Captain with Capitol Air Lines.

Jewell retired in 1968 after 26 years of Military Service, eight of which were on active duty.

In 1947 he married his childhood sweetheart, Evelyn L. Cook of Pittsburgh, Pa., and just recently celebrated their 33rd Wedding Anniversary. They have two children, Paula and Jeff, three grandchildren and another due in July 1980.

Jewell has resided in San Diego, California since 1974 where he works as an Insurance Broker and Financial Planner.

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John Abbotts P-47 transition followed at Pocatello, Idaho and Greenville, Texas after which he was assigned to the 56th Fighter Group in England. When the news of his arrival reached Berlin, Hitler retired to his bunker with his cyanide capsule and revolver. Eva found the news equally depressing.
Asa A. Adair He returned to the States in August of 1944 after participating in the invasion "D" Day. He flew P-63's, P-51's, F-80's, T-33's, F-84's, T-38's, P-47's in numerous assignments during the following twenty years in in, Japan, U.S.A. and Europe before retiring after twenty-six years of Active Duty.
Edward B. Addison The 507th Fighter Group, equipped with P-47N's, won the Presidential Unit Citation for destroying 32 Japanese aircraft in the air on one mission to Seoul, Korea. The average flying time for raids to Korea and Japan would be 7 to 9 hours flying time. In a total of 31 months, the 507th not only provided top cover for B-29's, but also dive-bombed, napalm-bombed and flew low-level on strafing missions.
Levon B. Agha-Zarian It is rumored that he, took his primary training on a flying rug. He flew Spits, briefly, in England, but as the, war moved to the East, he was sent to India as a Sgt. Pilot and first saw action from Ceylon, flying the Curtiss P.36, the Brewster Buffalo, and the Hurricane. At this point he might have opted for the rug! This was at the time of the fall of Singapore and the sinking of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse.
George N. Ahles Posted to A-20 light bomber squadron Barksdale Field, Louisiana. . Group moved to Hunter Air Base Savannah, Georgia. Qualified for Pilot training November 1940. Entered Aviation Cadets January 1942. Presented wings November 1942 class of 42-J. Married Mary Louise while in Advanced Pilot Training at Craig AFB, Selma, Alabama, September 1942.
Roy J. Aldritt Shortly after the group moved to France he ran into some unseen flak and was forced to make a nylon descent behind the lines; some evasion and a lot of luck had him back with his unit in 24 hours.
Eugene J. Amaral After graduation from Stonington High School he enlisted as an Aviation Cadet in December 1942 and was called to active duty in March, 1943. He received his wings and commission at Spence Field, Georgia as a member of the Class of 43-C.
Talmadge L. Ambrose Flew 84 missions thru VE Day, was downed by 22mm ground fire over Siefried Line. He destroyed 11 enemy aircraft, 9 known confirmed in air and on ground, including 4 FW 190-D's in one afternoon over Hanover, Germany, April 8, 1945. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, 17 man, Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, Pacific Theatre and European Theatre Meda1s with 5 Battle Stars and Unit Citation Medal.
John C. Anderson After P-47 transition he was assigned to the 406th Fighter Group, 512th Fighter Squadron. (E.T .0.) He flew 56 missions through January, 1945 destroying supply routes, bridges, and railroads; he also flew close support missions with the ground forces, with attacks on tanks, artillery and enemy positions.
William Anderson It was not always flak,two ME-109's beat the hell out of me one day. The central controller called me and said "Basher-Red Leader do you have contact Bandits," I replied, "I sure do, I'll bring them over the field in 3 minutes, they're chasing me home." Got all the usual medals including two Belgium and two French but one I'm most proud of is the Silver Star -it is the greatest.
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