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
John J. "Jack" Keltz

 

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John Keltz - 1942
 

 

Recent Address:   1560 Longview Drive, Latrobe, PA 15650
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Charles and Lulu; Siblings: Bill, Shannon: WIfe: Kathryn (deceased), Jane; Children: Robert, William
 
Hometown:   Latrobe, PA
 
Date Entered Service:   April 29, 1940
 
Service Number:   20306980 and O-683143
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   770th
 
Location of Unit:   Walker AAF, KS - 1943
 
Missions Flown:   15 as Lead Crew
 
Hump Missions Flown:   30
 
Targets:   Burma, Palembang, Singapore, Manchuria, Japan.
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal, China War Memorial Medal (R.O.C.) 1995
 
Service Schools Attended:   Primary Flight School - Chickashu, OK Nov-Dec 1942; Bomb School - San Angelo AAF Apr-Jun 1943; Navigation School - Hondo AAF, TX Jun-Oct 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1035-Bombardier, MOS 1034-Navigator
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lieutenant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   Lady Luck (crashed and burned), 42-24484 Our Gal
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   March 7, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 21, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Worked for a steel company in many different positions for 44 years.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
A job to do and I did my best with the best crew in the USAAC! I circumnavigated the earth -- saw a lot of different places that reinforced my belief that the good old USA is the best country to live in!
 
Comments:

Volunteer -- Meals on Wheels Program; Latrobe Area Historical Society; Shepherd Shop of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Ran Food Bank several years.

Mr. Keltz passed away June 17, 2005.

 


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