Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Hours:
Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone (860) 623-3305

Admission:
Adults 12 & Up $12.00
Children 4-11 $6.50
3 & Under Free
Seniors 65 & Up $11.00

New England Air Museum
Eugene L. Walter, Jr.
 
Gene Walter, 1945
Gene Walter, 1945 (flak hole by navigator's seat)
 
Recent Address:   8410 Post Oak Road, Potomac, MD 20854
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Eugene and Marie; Wife: Dawn; Children: Eugene III, Thomas, Eric, Gina
 
Hometown:   Pasadena, CA
 
Date Entered Service:   October, 1942
 
Service Number:   02081287
 
Bomb Group:   444th Bomb Group/ 313 BW, 504 BG, 398 BS (Mar 23, 1946)
 
Squadron:   677th Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:   West Field, Tinian, Marianas Islands
 
Missions Flown:   7
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:   Osaka, Tsu, Hachiogi, Imabari, Yawata, POW supply, Tokyo
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with Cluster (Army), American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Battle Stars, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   AAF Preflight 1944; AAF Advanced Navigation Aerial-Clovis, NM 1944; Operational Training Course-Hondo, TX 1944-5
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1034-Navigator
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   2nd Lt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:  

 

 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   March 23, 1946
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   June 2, 1946
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   Inactive reserve USAF 6/1946; CDR, US Navy 11/1969 -- Bacteriologist/Virologist at: Naval Medical Research Unit #1, #3, & #4 ; Preventative Medical Unit #6 ; Armed Forces Inst. Of Pathology
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Materials Testing Engineer, City of Los Angeles, CA; Research Virologist, National Institutes of Health
 
Comments:
My husband lost his two-year battle with lung cancer on January 20, 2003. I am sad that Gene's feelings about his missions and fellow crew members cannot be recorded. I do know that he was very proud of their effort. In light of our very recent military efforts in Iraq, it is obvious that our young American service members, both then and now, exhibit great determination, courage and strong sense of responsibility that makes us grateful and proud.

 

Gene Walter
Gene Walter

 


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