Lincoln Lewis Endelman

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US Army Air Corps

Name: Lincoln Lewis Endelman Lincoln Endelman 1

Place of Birth: Richmond, Indiana

Personal History (School/Family): married 2 sons(1 deceased) and 1 daughter

Education: Finished High School; attended Alvion College-Michigan,1943(College Training attachment-US Army-Cadet-Cert. of Completion); Ohio State University-Columbus-1952 (BA Radio and Television Program and Speech); Kent State University-Canton, Ohio-1954-Certificate of Completion of Photographer Short Course; Kase Institute of Technology-1955-Computer Science; William and Mary College 195401955-Business Law; Western Reserve Business Law School-Cleveland, Ohio and University of Redlands-California-1970 (Master's Degree in Business Administration)

Place of Recruitment: Lockburne Air Corp Base, Columbus, Ohio Lincoln Endelman 2

Branch of Service: US Army Air Corp 1943 – 1945 (WWII)

Military Occupation: Radio Gunner

Class: Staff Sergeant, 15th Air Force 459th Bomber Group, 756 Bomb Squadron

Service History, Stateside or Abroad: Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; CTD College Training Detachment, Alvion, Michigan; Air Corp Base-San Antonio, Texas; Sioux Fallls, South Dakota (Radio School); Yuma, Arizona(Gunnery); Pueblo, Colorado (Crew Training); Topeka, Kansas (Air Craft Assignment); North Africa, Tripoli and Genoa, Italy (Combat Duty). The 459th Bombardment Group was one of a number of B-24 Liberator groups assigned to the 15th Air Force flying out of Italy in 1944 and 1945. Base a Giulia Air Field the 459th BG a member of the 304th Bombardment Wing flew missions in Italy, France, the Balkans, Austria and Germany. From their time in theater they only had two commanders, Colonels Marden M. Munn and Henry K. Mooney. The 459th Bombardment group received a Distinguished Unit Citation for leading the 304th Wing through enemy interceptors and intense flak to raid and airfield and aircraft assembly plant at Bad Voslau on 23 April 1944. During combat the group also flew some support and interdictory missions. Struck railroads in Mar 1944 to cut enemy supply lines leading to the Anzio beachhead. Participated in the pre-invasion bombing of Southern France in August 1944. Hit railroad bridges, depots, and marshaling yards during April 1945 to assist Allied forces in Northern Italy. Returned to the US in August.

Special duties/achievements: Lincoln Endelman 3Interpreter Diplomatic Mission to Egypt and Palestine; Flew 12 Combat Mission including Italy, France, Poland, Rumania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Vienna, Austria, Winer Newstadt, Germany, Moose Bier bomb, Romania, Hungary;

Other Special Duties: Society Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineering Journal, 1956; Society of Motion Pictures and Television, 1956; New U.S, Delegate to the High Speed Photographer and Potonic Congresses, 1968-1980; International High Speed Photographic Congress,1982

Job History After Military Service: Kase Institute of Technology 1954 – 1956, Field Test Engineer(Atlas missile ICBM); Convair Astronautics 1956-1980, Flight Test Engineer; Martin Marietta 1960-1962, Manager Field Test, Persia missile; Perking Elmer Corp 1962, Field Test Manager( various classified programs, including SR71, Blackbird, K-12 Recon, Hubel Space and Telescope)

Honors & Commendation: Good Conduct Medal, Air Combat, Air Offensive, Rhineland, Po Valley European American WWII Presidential Citation w/3 Battle Stars

Present Location: Carrollton, Texas. I am a resident of Atria, Carrollton.
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