39th Bomb Group (VH)


Unit Citation
and Awards

arpuc.jpg [The Presidental Unit Citation]

Oak Leaf Cluster

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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Sgt Wah Lee
Airplane Electrical Mechanic Specialist

Born in Canton, China, on April 20, 1924.

He attended S.F. Chinese Chung Wah High School and UC Berkeley.

He was in the real estate business for many years.

He was also grand president of the Chinese Benevolent Association of San Francisco, grand president of six companies in 1990, grand president of the Gee Tuck Sam Tuck Family Association for many years and was organization director of the S.F. Double 10 parade for over 20 years.

Mr. Lee enlisted 25 Febuary 1943; and served as an Airplane Electrical Mechanic according to the 39th BG orders.

He was commander of the 15th District VFW post in the Bay Area Republican Organization.

He is survived by his longtime loving companion, May Jue, three boys, one daughter and four grandchildren.

Wah Lee died in Sacramento on September 3, 2004.

Ground Crew Index Page
62nd Squadron Ground Roster
Source: SSDI;; San Francisco Bee Newspaper; 39th BG Orders; WWII Enlistment Database - National Archives