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
Howard T. Anderson
 
Recent Address:  
58 Hidden Cove, Valparaiso, FL 32580-1294
 
Email:  
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Family Information:   Wife: Date Anderson
 
Hometown:   Los Angeles, CA
 
Date Entered Service:   January 18, 1943
 
Service Number:   39276120
 
Bomb Group:   40th
 
Squadron:   44th
 
Location of Unit:   Pratt, Kansas - September, 1943
 
Missions Flown:  
27 - Bailed out over Iwo Jima - last mission - May 1945
 
Hump Missions Flown:   Many
 
Targets:  
Bangkok, Yawata, Anshan, Nagasaki, Omura, Singapore, Mukden, Kure, Rangoon, Formosa, Nagoya, Hamamatsu.
 
Awards/Decorations:  
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation.
 
Service Schools Attended:  
Radio Operator-Mechanic March 1943; Radio Operator-Mechanic Aug. 1943; First Aid Course Sept. 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):  
MOS 2756-Airborne Radio Operator Mechanic
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   S/Sgt (1945) / C/M Sgt (1973)
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:  
42-6268 Good Humpin', 42-6394 Last Resort, 42-65271 (unnamed), Last Resort II
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   July 1, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   September 1, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:
Served with SAC 1947 - 1955, flying B-29 and B-50s
Transferred to Support Sqdn in Wiesbaden, Germany (USAFE)
Transferred to Patrick AFB, FL - Missile and Space Program - C54s and C-130s
Transferred to Hickam AFB, HI - Missile and Space Program - C-130s
Transferred to Elgin AFB, FL - Missile and Space Program - C54, C131
Transferred to Otis AFB, MA - Electronic Sensor Reconnaissance - EC-121
Transferred to McClellan AFB, CA - Electronic Sensor Reconnaissance - EC-121
Retired from USAF - Feb. 1973
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
United States Postal Service Letter Carrier (20 yrs)
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Closeness to friends - long time relationships, especially being on a flight crew. Patriotism and discipline taught to me camaraderie among the flight, maintenance and support people. War is hell and all efforts should be made to settle disputes peacefully before striking each other. Very proud about being assigned to a military unit which really brought about the end of that terrible war.
 
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