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
Douglas P. Franckling
Doug Franckling and 'Lazy Baby'
Doug Franckling and "Lazy Baby"
Recent Address:

Port Charlotte, FL

Email:

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Family Information:

 

Hometown:

Woodstock, NY

Date Entered Service:

December 2, 1942

Service Number:

12192471

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

395th/25th

Location of Unit:

Pratt Army Air Field, Pratt, KS; March 1944

Missions Flown:

Flew 30 missions in B-29s.  Operated both upper turrets remote control.

Hump Missions Flown:

Yes

Targets:

Combat missions against Japan.  Was based at Chakulia, India and then on Tinian Island.

Awards/Decorations:

Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with four bronze service stars, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, two Overseas Service Bars, Distinguished Unit Citation, Chinese Air Force Gunner Wings

Service Schools Attended:

AAFTTC - Lowry Field, CO; Graduated May 8, 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

Senior Gunner/Remote Turret Mechanical Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

Technical Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-63498 (B Sweet III aka Lazy Baby) 42-24914, 44-61565 (Drunkard Stagger Inn), 42-24908

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 12, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Lineman, Foreman and Computer Analyst, New York Telephone Co.

Comments:

Mr. Franckling passed away on July 10, 2013.

 

 


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