Lavern Bickford, service number 36193617, was assigned
to the 62 Bomb Sq. 39th Bomb Gp. He enlisted in the
AAF September 4, 1942 and discharged Feb 14, 1946. His
time in Guam was September 9, 1945 to January 25, 1946.
He was inducted at Fort Custer Michigan and discharged
at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. His MOS was Special Equipment
Operator and qualified as a driver and mechanic.
discharged with the rank of Corp and recieved the
following citations: WWII Victory Medal, American
Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Overseas
Service Bar, 1 Service stripe and Good Conduct Medal.
was born in 1920 and raised in Coldwater, Michigan.
He died at the age of 72 in Rockport, Tx.
He was survived by a wife and three