New England Air Museum
Henry W. F. Chin


Recent Address:

18223 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, CA 90504-5308



Family Information:

Widowed; Children 3 sons, 1 daughter


Chelsea, MA

Date Entered Service:

July 19, 1943

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Great Bend, KS; India

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Ground crew

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Post-WWII Military Service:

Member of AF Reserve, Research and Development Squadron, Mass Institute of Technology.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Worked his way through Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA receiving a Mechanical Engineering degree prior to entering service. Employed as Mechanical (hydraulic) Engineer at Ratheon Co., Wayland, MA for 38 years until retirement. Employed at Hughes Aircraft Co., El Segundo, CA for an additional six years, performing similar engineering design. Presently working as Office Mgr. at Bikrom's Yoga College of India, Beverly Hills, CA.


Mr. Chin passed away January 28, 1999 and is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI


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