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

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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
Charles Austin Shott
 
Recent Address:   Camarillo, CA
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Carl and Hazel; Wife: Betty and Chloe; Children: Steven, Craig, Teri, Donna, Teryl, Jeanne, Gary and Tim
 
Hometown:   Butte, MT
 
Date Entered Service:    
 
Service Number:  
O-683156
 
Bomb Group:   468th
 
Squadron:   794th
 
Location of Unit:   India and China
 
Missions Flown:    
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:    
 
Service Schools Attended:    
 
Military Specialty(ies):    
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lieutenant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6368 "Calamity Sue"
 
Were you a POW?   Yes
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   Mr Shott was a POW until August 29th 1945.
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   1947
 
Post-WWII Military Service:
Mr. Shott served in the Air Force Reserves unitl 1955.
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
He retired from Pacific Bell Telephone in 1970. His longtime career as a fisherman and boat captain spanned nearly 30 years.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Mr. Shott was the Flight Engineer on 42-6368, Calamity Sue. On August 20th 1944, during the raid on Yawata, Calamity Sue was in the slot position behind Col. Clinkscales in 42-6334, who was leading the formation. When Col. Clinkscales' plane was rammed, the Jap fighter, with its right wing torn loose, cartwheeled into Calamity Sue. The only survivors were NEWMAN, SHOTT AND DANSBY. They were captured and became POWs.
 
Comments:
Mr. Shott passed away November 10, 2003.

 


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