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
Frank W. Holmes, Jr

 

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Family Information:

Children: 2 daughters

Hometown:

Brockton, MA

Date Entered Service:

April 13, 1942

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Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

793rd

Location of Unit:

Salina, KS

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Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

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Post-WWII Military Service:

Served in Air Force Reserve and retired as Lt. Colonel.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

On flight back to India from Chengtu, China, on June 8, 1944, engine exploded and crew forced to bail out. After a 29-day walk, crew walked halfway back to China base and got a flight back to China base. The group later transferred to Tinian Island and helped in surrender of Japan.

Comments:

Mr. Holmes passed away February 3, 2003 and is buried at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.

 


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