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
George S. Hughes

 

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George Hughes - WWII

 

Recent Address:

1870 E. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, VA 23503

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Frank and Eunice; Wife: Kate

Hometown:

Norfolk, VA

Date Entered Service:

February 11, 1944

Service Number:

33852770

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

770th

Location of Unit:

Piardoba, India 11/20/44

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

Hankow, Formosa, Saigon, Singapore, Rangoon, Fukui, Osaka, Hachiogi, Yokohama, Hikari, Shihihan, Tokyo

Awards/Decorations:

American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, WWII Victory Medal, Air Offensive Japan, China-Burma-India Campaign

Service Schools Attended:

AAF Basic Training Feb 1944; Aerial Gunner Mar 1944; Airplane Armorer Gunner Oct 1944

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 611-Aerial Gunner, MOS 612-Airplane Armorer-Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

Staff Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-63386 Globe Girdle Myrtle, 42-65232 (unnamed), 42-65329 (unnamed), 42-63488 (unnamed), 44-61628 (unnamed), 44-61515 (unnamed), 44-61560 (unnamed), Dottie, Missouri Mule

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October, 1944

Date Discharged from the 58th:

December 5, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Professional Football Player for Pittsburgh Steelers for 5 years; owned George Hughes Hardware for 40 years; coached "Norfolk Neptunes" in Continental League; coached "Ottawa Rough Riders" in Canadian Football League

Comments:

George Hughes WWII Diary on file in 58th Bomb Wing Memorial Office.

Mr. Hughes passed away February 5, 2009 and is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA.

 

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George Hughes, Pittsburgh Steelers, 1950-54

 


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