Beier, Alvin, TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 555-Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker
Last AFSC Group
Ordnance/Maintenance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, AAF MOS 114, 5th Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1945
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Technical Sergeant

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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

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US Army Honorable Discharge

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My father was drafted in 1942, he spent only one week in basic training and was shipped out to Brisbane then Eagle Farms in Australia as an aircraft. sheet metal worker. He had prior experience in private industry. Prior to WWII he worked for Douglas Aircraft and had worked on the XB-19 bomber. During WWII he was at Eagle Farms and modified the 1st B-25 to carry a 75mm cannon. He also flew 4 missions with Col. Pappy Gunn. From Australia he went to Port Morsby, then to the Phillipines. He ended the war at Nichols Air Field outside of Manila.During WWII my father was assigned to the 81st Depot Repair Squadron, part of the 81st Air Depot Group

After WWII  he went to work for Trans Ocean airlines in Oakland California, then for Lockheed Missle and Space in Sunnyvale California. While at Lockheed he built the capsules that were used on the Mercury and Gemani space programs. His last project at Lockheed before his retirement was to build the prototype boom that is being used on the space shuttle. 

He is burried at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
5th Air Force
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 114, 5th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Papua Campaign (1942-43)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-25 Mitchell  C-69 Constellation  
  1945-2003, B-25 Mitchell
  2003-2003, C-69 Constellation
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