Robert L. Almond, Sr.November 24, 1925 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 94)
Hometown: Mt. Ranier., MD
Date Entered Service: December 1, 1943
Service Number: 13142703, A02084753
Bomb Group: 462nd
Location of Unit: Tinian, July, 1945
Missions Flown: 7
Service Schools: Maxwell AFB Pre-Flight Class 45D Aug-Nov 1944; Selman Field-Navigation School Class 45-7N Nov 1944-Feb 1945
MOS: MOS 1034 - Navigator
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lt.
Crew Type: Flight crew / Ground crew
Date Transferred from the 58th: October, 1945
Date Discharged: September 12, 1946
Post WWII Service: Recalled 14 Sept 1950; 1950-1951 Navigator-Military Air Transport Service-Mobile, Alabama; 1952-1954 Navigator 58th Weather Recon Sqdn.-Eielson AFB, Alaska; 1954-1957 Squadron Navigator-429th Air Refueling Sqdn-Langley AFB, Virginia; 1957-1960 Instructor AF ROTC Univ. of Minn., Duluth; 1960-1963 Student AF Inst. Of Tech. Univ. of Illinois-Civil Engineering; 1963-1965 Dep. Cmdr.-Base Civil Engineer-Cigli Air Base, Turkey; 1965-1967 Base Civil Engineer-McChord AFB, Tacoma, Washington; Sept 30, 1967 Retired - Still on flying status-Master Navigator
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): 1967-1969 Washington, D.C. -Chief Distribution Branch. Water Division; 1969-1971 Asst. Division Chief; 1970-1971 Chief, Sewer Operation-D.C. Dept. of Sanitary Engineering; 1971-1986 Director, Division of Operations, National Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland; 1986 -Retired.
Thoughts About the 58th: Being in the 462nd Bomb Group was like being on a college football team - high morale, enthusiasm, fight song, etc.