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
L. D. Whorton

 

Recent Address:

Dardanelle, AR

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Lawrence and Bertha; Wife: Mary Helen; Children: Judy, Donnie, Noel

Hometown:

Russellville, AR

Date Entered Service:

 

Service Number:

 

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

794th

Location of Unit:

 

Missions Flown:

11 from India-China; 10 from Tinian

Hump Missions Flown:

8

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross five times, The Bronze Star four times, Bronze Oak Leaf cluster four times, Bronze Service Star with Oak Leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal and Army Service Medal

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

Radio Operator and Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

Staff Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight - member of Gordon Eaton's crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6409 - The Univited.

Eaton’s crew named their plane “The Uninvited.”  They felt because they were not with the original group for India, they were “The Uninvited.”  (Source: Dr. Yates C. Smith)

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

Returned to Uncle Sugar July 2, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Sawmill operator

Comments:

Mr. Whorton passed away on November 3, 2007 and is buried at Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery, Russellville, AR

 


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