Alder, Louis O., Maj Gen

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Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
2-General Officer
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1974-1974, 51, HQ Air Force Logistics Command (HQAFLC)
Service Years
1942 - 1975
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Last Address
Riverside, CA

Date of Passing
Jan 22, 2001
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Air Force Commander Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired Headquarters Command, USAF

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

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Last Known Activity
Chesterfield Cemetery
Chesterfield, ID
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  1942-1944, M 0911, 38th Bombardment Group, Medium

Second Lieutenant
From Month/Year
October / 1942
To Month/Year
September / 1944
38th Bombardment Group, Medium Unit Page
Second Lieutenant
M 0911-Airplane Armorer
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 38th Bombardment Group, Medium Details

38th Bombardment Group, Medium

The 38th Bomb Group was one of the most heroic air groups in the Pacific war, but probably the least well known. A critical component to victory in Japan, the 38th Bomb Group was an integral part of of the Fifth Air Force through major campaigns and conquests in New Guinea, through the Philippines and to victory in Japan.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; Papua; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; China Offensive.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Papua, [Sep] 1942-23 Jan 1943; New Britain, 24-26 Dec 1943; New Guinea, 17 Jun 1944; Leyte, 10 Nov 1944. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

38th Bomb Group ( HQ)

71st Bomb Squadron "Wolf Pack"

822nd Bomb Squadron "Black Panthers"

823rd Bomb Squadron "Terrible Tigers"

405th Bomb Squadron "Green Dragons"


emergency air strip

B-25G "Tee Kay"
Unit: 823rd BS 'Tigers', 38th BG, USAAF
Serial: unknown
Nadzab, New Guinea, 1944.

B-25G "Kunai Kutter"
Unit: 823rd BS 'Tigers', 38th BG, USAAF
Serial: unknown
Nadzab, New Guinea, 1944.

Unit: 822nd BS "Black Panthers", 38th BG, USAAF
Serial: 42-64812
Nadzab, New Guinea, 1944.

June 4- 1942- 7:10 am- 150 miles northwest of Midway Atoll. Moments after releasing a torpedo at the Japanese carrier Akagi- the B-26 Marauder ‚??Susie-Q‚?? thunders down the carrier‚??s flight deck- grazing the bridge. Lt. James P. Muri- of the Army Air Force‚??s 22nd Bomb Group- pilots his craft across the ship in an attempt to escape the gauntlet of fire unleashed by the enemy surface fleet and swarming Zero fighters. The dramatic torpedo attack by Army B-26 Marauders of the 22nd and 38th Bomb Groups and the Navy TBF Avengers of Torpedo Squadron 8- forced Japanese Admiral Nagumo to alter his battle plan- a decision that set the stage for the incredible American Victory at the Battle of Midway.













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9 Members Also There at Same Time
38th Bombardment Group, Medium

Ahern, Henry, Maj, (1942-1962) M10 M 1081 First Lieutenant
Doolittle, James Harold, Maj, (1941-1958) M10 M 1051 First Lieutenant
Lurcott, Howard T., 1st Lt, (1941-1944) M10 M 1092 First Lieutenant
Smith, Victor, 1st Lt, (1942-1945) M10 M 1036 First Lieutenant
Hungerpiller, James A., 1st Lt, (1942-1943) M10 M 1081 Second Lieutenant
Mims, George R., 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) M10 M 1034 Second Lieutenant
Russell, William, SSgt, (1942-1945) M74 M 0748 Staff Sergeant
Williamson, Rudolph B., Sgt, (1942-1944) M75 M 0757 Sergeant
Griffin, William L., 1st Lt, (1943-1945) [Other Service Rank]

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