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T/Sgt William P. Yarns, Jr.
CFC Gunner

Entered the service on 10 April 1943 at Scranton, Pennsylvania. Discharged from service on 26 November 1945 at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Decorations: Air Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon w/3 Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Ribbon


He worked as a welder/ machinist before and after his service time.

He married in 1948.

He and my mother had 5 children - 2 sons and 3 daughters.
As of the present time he has 10 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.

He and my mother divorced about 1970.

He thoroughly enjoyed doing endless hours of research on family history and enjoyed anything to do with B-29's and World War II Pacific Theater history.

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Source: MArk C. Yarns, son