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
Francis L. Benoit

 

Recent Address:

53 Carlisle Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824-2932

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Family Information:

 

Hometown:

Cambridge, MA

Date Entered Service:

March 20, 1942

Service Number:

11117722

Bomb Group:

462nd & 468th

Squadron:

769th

Location of Unit:

Victoria, Kansas (September, 1943)

Missions Flown:

31 combat missions; 29 operational missions; 530 flight hours

Hump Missions Flown:

Over 13

Targets:

Japan, China, Burma

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Unit Badge, Air Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Airplane Mech School, Goldsboro, NC Dec 42 - May 43;
B-26 Specialist School, Baltimore, MD May-Jul 1943;
B-26 Crew Chief School, Omaha, NE Jul 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

Flight Engineer 737, Airplane Mechanic, Tail Gunner 748

Rank Upon Discharge:

T/Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew & Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6354 (Miss Lace), 42-24800

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

July 10, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 16, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Carpenter, builder and FHA building inspector

Comments:

Deceased March, 1970 at the age of 45

 


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