New England Air Museum
Robert Thomas Shea

 

Recent Address:

Danvers, MA

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Andrew and Mary; Wife:Dorothy; Children: Robert, Nancy

Hometown:

Cambridge, MA

Date Entered Service:

November 5, 1942

Service Number:

 

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

792nd

Location of Unit:

Salina, KS

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Asiatic Pacific Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and The Distinguished Flying Cross.

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

Tail gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

Staff Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

Flew with Frank Martin's crew (original crew #13)

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

Returned to Uncle Sugar on April 25, 1945 via Air Transport Command.

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Employed by Buck Printing Company for more than 25 years and later Blue Cross/Blue Shield, both in Boston.

Comments:

Mr. Shea passed away July 10, 2013 and is buried at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.

 


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