New England Air Museum
Jack W. Bennett

 

Recent Address:

Alliance, OH

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: WIlliam and Mildred; Wife: Martha; Children: Jeffrey, Gregory, Bradley

Hometown:

Youngstown, OH

Date Entered Service:

March 19, 1943

Service Number:

35606311

Bomb Group:

87th Air Service Group (444th Group)

Squadron:

355th Air Engineering Squadron

Location of Unit:

India and Tinian

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

Yes

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal, with three Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

Radio Operator and Mechanic

Rank Upon Discharge:

 

Crew Type:

Ground

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

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):

Alliance Manufacturing Company (Genie) for 39 years in the research and development department, working on garage door openers and rotators, and was instrumental in the development of the Genie garage door opener.

Comments:

Mr. Bennett passed away October 31, 2007 and is buried at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, OH.

 


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