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Lim Wing Jeong


On his naturalization application, he states his birth name was Shue Hong Lim. The army listed him as L.W. Jeong, and he changed his name after the war to Wayne Lim. He married May in 1950, and they raised 4 children. He ran his own Chinese restaurants until his retirement, and never returned to Europe. He said he hated flying!



  • John Nortridge

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    "If you fly with me, I'm going to bring you home." And he did.

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Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-52234 Corky Burgundy Bombers

    B-24 Liberator
    Manufactured at Ford's Willow Run plant. It carried a Sperry bombsight, rather than the Norden. It was delivered to the USAAF on 29 October 1943, then taken to the Birmingham, Alabama, Modification Center. It arrived at Hamilton Field, San Francisco,...

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...


Event Location Date
Born Guangdong, China 1 May 1925
Enlisted Duncan Field, TX USA 11 November 1942


Date Contributor Update
30 April 2016 15:37:39 usxpat Changes to middlename, firstname, nickname, service number, highest rank, biography, events and place associations

An Emotional Gauntlet, Stuart J Wright, Pen & Sword Books, © 2004 Petition for Naturalization #14330, Houston TX

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Liberator Men of Old Buc