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
Paul Clair Brown

 

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Family Information:

Parents: Paul and Millie

Hometown:

Chillicothe, OH

Date Entered Service:

 

Service Number:

O-741098

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

792nd

Location of Unit:

Tinian

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Probable Distinguished Flying Cross and 4 Air Medals.

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1035-Bombardier, MOS 1034-Navigator

Rank At Time of Death:

1st Lieutenant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-63500 -Gravel Gertie

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

KIA

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Prior to his military service, Paul loved his job as a train engineer.

Comments:

Paul was killed on takeoff out of Tinian in the Marianas near the end of his tour of duty. His wife survived him. He was my best friend in the Service.

Gravel Gertie, piloted by Ted Watson, was taking off from Tinian to participate in the Takamatsu air raid.  Shortly after takeoff, the plane crashed off the coast of Tinian, about one mile offshore.

He is memorialized at both the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI and Doles Cemetery in Jackson County, OH

 


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