New England Air Museum
Nelson S. Burbank

 

Recent Address:

24 Juniper Circle, Reading, MA 01867

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Family Information:

Parents: Willis and Vivian; Wife: Rita, Children: Peter, Nelson S. Jr., Jane

Hometown:

Reading, MA

Date Entered Service:

May 25, 1942

Service Number:

11069452

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

792nd

Location of Unit:

India (July, 1944)

Missions Flown:

33

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

India, Burma, Sumatra, Central Burma, Japan, China, Eastern Mandates

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge (General Billy Mitchell Group)

Service Schools Attended:

Aviation Cadet Oct 1942; Aircraft Armament Jul 1943; Central Fire Control Nov 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 580-Remote Control Turret Machine Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

T/Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24691 Fast Company

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 14, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

1953-1982 Chairman & President Burbank Co., Inc.; 1983-1986 Pres. Colonial Investment Services; Chairman, Boston Stock Exchange; Governor, National Assoc. of Securities Dealers

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