36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 50" W 72d 41' 29">
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New England Air Museum
Sidney Tankanow
Recent Address:   5 Green Street, Randolph, MA 02368
Family Information:   Parents: Bernard and Ida; Wife: Edith (deceased); Siblings: May, Ruth
Hometown:   Malden, MA
Date Entered Service:   July 15, 1942
Service Number:   31139257
Bomb Group:   462nd
Squadron:   770th
Location of Unit:   Walker AFB, KS; 1943
Missions Flown:   About 6
Hump Missions Flown:   About 3
Targets:   Yawata Steel Mills - observation
Awards/Decorations:   Aviation Technician Badge, Air Combat Sumatra, Air Offensive Japan, India-Burma Campaign, China Campaign, Central Burma Campaign, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge
Service Schools Attended:   Army Air Force Tech. School ; Aircraft Armament ; Buckley Field, CO 1942
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 911-Airplane Armorer
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sgt.
Crew Type:   Flight crew / Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24786 Assid Test
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 3, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Machinist, Painter, Carpenter, Tech School TV, Furniture Builder. College: 3 degrees -- Electronic Engineer, BBA, Advanced Elect; Engineer for Raytheon Mfg. Co. for 30 years until retirement. Presently managing Meals on Wheels Program in Randolph, MA
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
My thoughts vary. I was and am proud to have served. Sorry for what we lost -- friends and comrades. I know if I wore my uniform today with patch no one would know what branch of service I was in and worse, they wouldn't care! I mention Atomic Bomb and people have no idea of what I'm talking about. They think I'm talking about the space program. Too bad!


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