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
Oiva V. Pakka
 
Recent Address:   2163 Braun Court, Golden, CO 80401-2127
 
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Family Information:   Parents born in Finland, coming to America in 1913 and became naturalized citizens. They became farmers in northern Minnesota and I graduated High School in Floodwood, MN in 1939.
 
Hometown:   Butte, MT
 
Date Entered Service:   November 1942
 
Service Number:   O-2061036
 
Bomb Group:    
 
Squadron:    
 
Location of Unit:   Kharagpur, India; Jan 1945
 
Missions Flown:   17
 
Hump Missions Flown:   3 (two for gas delivery)
 
Targets:   Mine Shanghai harbor.
 
Awards/Decorations:   Presidential Unit Citation, Air Medal, Western Pacific Theater with 5 Battle Stars.

 

 
Service Schools Attended:   AF Cadets Jul 1943; Celestial Navigation Aug 1943; Bombardier & Radar Jun 1944
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1038-Navigator-Bombardier, Radar,
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lieutenant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   #3701
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   Oct 8, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   Oct 8, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   In active reserves until 1950.
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Accountant -- oil industry.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Proud of my service. Wouldn't want to do it again, but wouldn't take it away either.
 
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