New England Air Museum
William Chester Klein
Recent Address:   Dallas, TX
Family Information:   Parents: Winfield and Lillian; Brothers: J.P. and Frank; Wife: Edna (dec.); Children: Marsha and Mary Jane
Date Entered Service:   1944
Service Number:    
Bomb Group:   468th
Squadron:   793rd
Location of Unit:    
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:    
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, 5 Bronze Campaign Stars, Distinguished Unit Citation, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Service Schools Attended:    
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1036 - Navigator - Bombardier
Rank Upon Discharge:   Captain
Crew Type:   Flight crew
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):

Returning from WWII, Chester worked at Texas & Pacific Railroad before embarking on a 34-year career with American National Insurance Company, ending with his retirement as President of American National Credit Insurance Company in 1986. Chester served his community as a tireless volunteer in various capacities at St. Pius X Catholic Church, St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge #77.


Chester Klein died in October 2001 and is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Dallas, TX


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