WWII MSgt Alexander Sandor Balogh
MSgt Alexander Sandor Balogh Jr
Born: 19th September 1915
Died: 6th June 2009

First generation American, born at home in Blair County, West Virginia to Hungarian immigrants. Grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Survived the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, The Great Depression and World War II.

Pre-war:
Hawaiian Air Forces USAAC
4th Recon Squadron, 5th Bomb Group

WWII :
5th Army Air Force USAAF
41st Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group
433rd Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group

Post War:
First to serve, newly created, USAF
Special Air Mission Squadron
aka Air Force One
Bolling Air Force Base DC

Distinguished (Presidential) Unit Citation-
with 3 Oak Clusters:
41st Fighter Group
Papua, 23-July-1942 to 23-Jan-1943
475th Fighter Group
New Guinea, 18-21 Aug 1943
New Guinea, 15-17 Oct 1943
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal-
with 3 Battle Stars:
East Indies
New Guinea
Bismarck Archipelago
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal

A lifetime philatelist, numismatist and fisherman.
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