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:
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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
Robert B. Wilson
 
Recent Address:   103 Turkey Creek Road, San Antonio, TX 78231-1238
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Wilson; Wife: Ruby; Children: Claudia, Charlotte
 
Hometown:   Port St. Joe, FL
 
Date Entered Service:   October 7, 1942
 
Service Number:   0718168/15556A
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   769th
 
Location of Unit:   Piardoba, India
 
Missions Flown:   23
 
Hump Missions Flown:   Several
 
Targets:   Formosa, Saigon, Singapore, Tokyo, Yokohama, Fuqua, Kobe, Osaka,others
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
 
Service Schools Attended:    
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1035-Bombardier, MOS 2120-Administrative Officer
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Lt. Col.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24896 Mis-chief-mak-er
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
 
Post-WWII Service:
Went on Crossroads Project from 58th Wing, then back to 58th Wing HQ in Fort Worth, Texas. It became HQ of 8th Air Force, part of SAC. Went to SAC HQ from there. Entered Korean War Training Program from there. Was stationed in Topeka, Kansas after that. Went to Wheelus Field, Tripoli, Libya for 2 1/2 years. Came back to ADC for two years, then to Minot, North Dakota, as Aircraft Maintenance Officer (after Maintenance School at Chanute AFB, Illinois). After that I went to Taiwan as Advisor on Aircraft Maintenance to Chinese AF (MAAG); then to SAC HQ as part of Maintenance Standardization Team. Retired in 1970.
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
 
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
One of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
 
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