Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Hours:
Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone (860) 623-3305

Admission:
Adults 12 & Up $12.00
Children 4-11 $6.50
3 & Under Free
Seniors 65 & Up $11.00

New England Air Museum
Louis Peter Abate
 
Louis Abate, WWII
Louis Abate, WWII
 
Recent Address:  

11 Glen Haven Road, East Haven, CT 06513

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Family Information:  

Parents: Louis and Elizabeth, Brother: Alfred.  Wife: Joyce; Children: Robert, Allan, and Joan.

Hometown:  

New Haven, CT

Date Entered Service:  

August 10, 1943

Service Number:  

31337523

Bomb Group:  

468th

Squadron:  

792nd

Location of Unit:  

Ft. Myers. FL - McDill

Missions Flown:  

7

Hump Missions Flown:  

 

Targets:  

Takamatsu, Sendai, Namazu, Takarazuka, Aomori, Hachiogi, Hikari, Ahashi, Alor Star

Awards/Decorations:  

Air Combat

Service Schools Attended:  

Airplane Engine Mechanic, Nov., 1943; Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Feb. 1944

Military Specialty(ies):  

MOS 737-Flight Engineer VHB, MOS 611-Aerial Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:  

S/Sgt

Crew Type:  

Flight Crew

Aircraft Serial No.(s):  

 

Aircraft Name(s):  

 

Were you a POW?  

No

Were you interned?  

No

Date transferred from the 58th:  

December, 1945

Post-war Military Service:

None

Post-war Civilian Occupation(s):

Military aircraft conversion to civilian use, auto mechanic, carpenter, office furniture restoration and repair.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

It taught me to respect life and my fellow man a lot more. Sometimes you must do things that are repugnant to you, such as the bombing of Japan, but you cannot stand by and let the bombing of Pearl Harbor and other atrocities go unpunished. The price of freedom and our way of life doesn't come cheap. It taught me to take life one day at a time and enjoy my family and friends and do what I can to help them the best I can.

Comments:

Mr. Abate passed away on November 3, 2010 and is buried at All Saints Cemetery in North Haven, CT.

 


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