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
Gerhardt (Gary) Klatt

 

Recent Address:

1620 Solano Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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Family Information:

Parents: Frank and Bertha; Wife: Eleanor; Children: Michele, David, Jacqueline, Mary, Kevin, Theresa, Jon

Hometown:

Mora, MN

Date Entered Service:

January 20, 1942

Service Number:

O-743607

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

768th

Location of Unit:

Hays, KS - 1943

Missions Flown:

16

Hump Missions Flown:

38

Targets:

Japan, Korea, Singapore. Ours was a lead crew. We were transferred to Guam at LeMay's request and trained new arriving crews.

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Distinguished Unit Citation.

Service Schools Attended:

Bombardier - Albuquerque, NM May 1942; Navigator - San Marcos, TX Oct 1942;

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1036 - Navigator-Bombardier

Rank Upon Discharge:

1st Lieutenant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6346 Man-O-War, 42-93825 (unnamed)

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

November 12, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Banking, Real Estate Appraiser, Law Degree

Comments:

We were among the first assigned to B-29s in 1943. We had to wait for the B-29s to be shipped from Boeing. Many, many had to be made before planes were ready for combat duty.

 


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