Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Phone (860) 623-3305

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Adults 12 & Up $12.00
Children 4-11 $6.50
3 & Under Free
Seniors 65 & Up $11.00

New England Air Museum
John R. Mikulich
 
John Mikulich, 1944
John Mikulich, 1944
 
 
Recent Address:   9351 Rayna Drive, Davison, MI 48423
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Louis and Frances; Siblings: Louis, William, Robert
 
Hometown:   Traunik, MI
 
Date Entered Service:   March 1943
 
Service Number:   02074522
 
Bomb Group:   40th
 
Squadron:   25th
 
Location of Unit:   Chakulia, India & Tinian Feb-Apr 1945
 
Missions Flown:   34
 
Hump Missions Flown:   One - via Tinian
 
Targets:   Singapore, Rangoon, Kure (2), O Shima, Nagoya (2), Hamamatsu, Tokyo (3), Yokohama, Osaka (3), Kobe, Kashumiguara, Omuta, Toyohashi, Kagamigahara, Okayama, Takamatsu, Chiba, Sendai, Utsonomiya, Namazu, Fukui, Tsu, Hachiogi, Imabari, Fukuyama, Hikari
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars.
 
Service Schools Attended:   Gunnery School-Kingman, AZ Aug-Sep 1944; Navigation-Hondo, TX Jul-Oct 1944; Radar-Langley Field, VA Nov-Dec 1944
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 0142-Radar Observer, Bombardment, MOS 1034-Navigator
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lieutenant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 29, 1946
 
Post-WWII Military Service:
Air Force Reserve, discharged in August, 1957 as Captain.
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Field of Education -- Teaching & Administration for 37 years. 11 years as City Councilman.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
A very rewarding and gratifying experience. There was a great deal of pride flying in a superb B-29 airplane and manned by a crew of dedicated, efficient and effective men.. And, in the words of General LeMay quoting General Spaatz to General Arnold on August 7, 1945, "This is the best organized and most proficient military organization the world has seen to date." One cannot help but feel good that you were part of an organization that contributed to the demise of the Japanese Empire.
 
Comments:
It is disheartening to think that many who would love to be part of the activities and dedication are gone or have health problems that limit their mobility. Congratulations to all who have worked hard to bring this tribute (May 31, 2003) to fruition.

 

John Mikulich, 2001
John Mikulich, 2001
 

 


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