39th Bomb Group (VH)



with 1

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Unit Citation
and Awards

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Service Awards

apcm.jpg [The Asiatic-Pacfic Campaign Medal]


star1.gif [Bronze Star]

wwiivic.gif [The Victory Medal, World War II]

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1st Lt Michael Serafin
Radar Observer

Michael Serafin was born in 1924 in Akron, OH.

He was raised in Newberry, MI, on the UP.

He was a track star in high school, holding state records that stood for many years.

After graduating from high school, he joined the Army Air Corp, and flew missions over Japan on the B-29 "Burnin' Desire".

He and his wife, Mary Lou have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.

After WWII, he graduated from Michigan Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

He joined the DuPont company in textile fibers, moving to Wilmington, DE.

He retired from DuPont in 1987 after a long and successful career.

Michael enjoyed fishing, bowling, and working around the house.

Michael Serafin,took his Final Flight on Feb 06, 2015 at the age of 90 yrs.

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Source: Wayne Weaver,son of Ivan Weaver; excerpts from obit of Michael Serafin