Orrin S. Beane
S. Beane born 4 June 1925 attended Lapeer High School
in Lapeer, Michigan in 1943. He was inducted into
the service through selective services on 15 September
1943 from Detroit, Michigan and entered into active
service 6 October 1943.
received his aircrew training at Whittenberg College,
Springfield, Ohio, with Aerial Gunnery training at
Tyndall Field, Florida (now Tyndall AFB).
began B-29 training mission at Alamogordo, NM while
attached to the 231st AAF BU, flying 24 training missions
from 8 November 1944 to 31 March 1945 then to Herington,
KS and on to Mather Field arriving on 19 April 1945.
Five days later, on 24 April 1945 Orrin and his crew
departed Mather Field arriving on Guam 28 April 1945.
served in Guam for 3 months and completed 13 of the
crew's 14 missions
as Tail Gunner of the crew with a MOS of Airplane
Armorer - Gunner (612). His duties included inspecting,
maintaining and repairing 50 caliber machine guns.
He made daily inspections and running repairs. Assembled
and disassembled guns and replaced or repaired all
defective, broken or worn parts. Cleaned and oiled
all moving parts as well as operated turret type remote
13 July 1945 he left Guam for Lead Crew Training arriving
in the states on 14 July.Given the date of the crew's
lead crew training and the Surrender of the Japanese
on 14 August 1945 the crew remained in States.
13 November 1945
was Honorably Discharged from the service at the Army
Air Force Separation Center Santa Ana, CA on 13 November
12 November 1948
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Sqd "Club 16"
4 April 1944
First Row: W.D. Burwell, D.P. Bishop, A.R. Cady
Row: K.A. Bohnhoff, A.L. Clemens, O.C Andress,
M.B. Cambiano, E.M. Brim
Row: N.H. Anderson, Jack D. Beaton, W.R. Berg,
J. Briggs, E.A. Childress, T.D Clayton, O.S.
Beane, C.F. Austerberry
taken while either at Whittenberg Springfield,
OH while taking pre-flight training or Flexible
Gunnery School, Tyndall Field.