Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
View Directions Here

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
Herbert E. Aldrich Sr
 
Recent Address:  

Waterville, ME

Email:  

 

Family Information:  

Parents: Harry and Marguerite; Wife: Phyllis; Children: Herbert and James

Hometown:  

Waterville, ME

Date Entered Service:  

November 5, 1942

Service Number:  

T-192591

Bomb Group:  

40th

Squadron:  

25th

Location of Unit:  

 

Missions Flown:  

 

Hump Missions Flown:  

 

Targets:  

 

Awards/Decorations:  

 

Service Schools Attended:  

 

Military Specialty(ies):  

Flight Engineer

Rank Upon Discharge:  

 

Crew Type:  

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:  

42-63394

Were you a POW?  

No

Were you interned?  

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:  

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:  

 

Post-WWII Military Service:  

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Mr. Aldrich was a power engineer and supervisor for Scott Paper Co. in Winslow for several years. He was president of Taconnet Credit Union and chairman of the board. He was a member of the Bourque-Lanagan American Legion in Waterville.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Severely injured in explosion – Compound comminuted fracture of the left ankle – He was a Flight Engineer who arrived on the scene immediately after the first explosion. He attempted to move airplane 42-63394 and when this was impossible he ran from the scene and was injured by flying shrapnel.

Comments:

Mr. Aldrich passed away May 11, 2011.  He is buried at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Waterville, ME.

 


Previous 58th Bomb Wing Veterans Index Next
 
See Air Museum Panoramas