39th Bomb Group (VH)

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M/Sgt Marshall A. Goldston, Jr.
Flight Engineer

S/Sgt Marshall A. Goldston, Jr.
1943 - Maxwell, Fld, AL
Marshall Austin Goldston, Jr. was born 16 September 1919 in Concord, North Carolina.

He was inducted 14 February 1942 at Ft Bragg, NC at the age of 22.

Boeing B-29 Factory School in Seattle Washington 3 July 1944

Flight Engineer School Lowry Field Colorado 17 October 1944

Qualified for Marksman Carbine 30 caliber 28 July 1944

Marshall and his crew departed the stated 22 April 1945; He flew 23 combat missions; achieving the rank of Master Sergeant on 1 August 1945. Returning to the states 14 October 1945.

He discharged from the service on 22 December 1945 at the rank of Flight Officer.

During his service he earned The Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters; Good Conduct Medal; American Theater Ribbon; Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 3 battle stars (for service in the Air Offensive of Japan, Western Pacific and the Eastern Mandates) and the WWII Victory Medal.

According to his discharge papers his civilian occupation at the time of his entry into the service was as a supply man.

Marshall A. Goldston, Jr. passed away 7 October 1997.

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Below is a 1935 One Dollar Bill that Marshall's crew signed
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Signatures of Crew 59 above dated April 22, 1945

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Source: Honorable Discharge AUS; AUS certificate of Svc for Fed Svc. Provided by Mrs. Marshall Goldston (01/16/03)