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
Walter William Oestreich
 
Walter Oestreich, WWII
Walter Oestreich, WWII
 
 
Recent Address:   1319 Dorothy Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: John and Agnes; Wife: Margaret; Children: Ronald, Randy, Timothy, Thomas
 
Hometown:   Motton, WI
 
Date Entered Service:   February 5, 1942
 
Service Number:   36233966
 
Bomb Group:   40th Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   44th Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:   Chakulia, India; April 1945
 
Missions Flown:   11
 
Hump Missions Flown:   3
 
Targets:   Saigon, Bangkok, Rangoon, Kure, O'Shima, Nagoya, Matsuke, Hamamatsu, Tokyo
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal,American Defense Service Medal,WWII Victory Medal,Purple Heart,Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Battle Stars,American Theater Ribbon,Good Conduct Medal,Overseas Service Bar,Service Stripe,India-Burma Campaign,China Defensive Campaign,Air Offensive Japan
 
Service Schools Attended:   Gunnery School-Lyndall Field, FL 1942; Flight School-Pratt, KS 1942;
 
Military Specialty(ies):  
MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-63538 Winged Victory II
 
Were you a POW?   Yes
If so, where?   Japan
 
Were you interned?   Yes
If so, where?   Kempei Tai Prison, Prison Camp Omori
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   August 29, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   December 3, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Rhinelander City Water Department -- also active in Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of the Coodies, Disabled American Veterans, Prisoners of Wars
 
Comments:
Walter passed away on September 26, 2001.

 

Walter Oestreich
Walter Oestreich
 

 


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