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
Galen Martin Graff

 

Recent Address:

706 Enfield Drive, Marshall, TX 75672

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Frank and Dora; Wife: Mary Jane; Children: Galen, John, Jim

Hometown:

Marshall, TX

Date Entered Service:

May 19, 1937

Service Number:

6920968

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

770th

Location of Unit:

Hays, KS - January 1944

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

National Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star, American Com. Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, American Korean Service Medal, Republic of Korea Medal, Bronze Star

Service Schools Attended:

Chanute Field, A/C Gen. Apr-May 1940; Chanute Field, A/C Elec. Jan-Mar 1941

Military Specialty(ies):

A/C Maintenance Supt.

Rank Upon Discharge:

Chief Master Sergeant

Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24461 Haulinas

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

August, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

April, 1962

Post-WWII Military Service:

Anti-submarine, patrol duty -- East Coast to Mexico until after Pearl Harbor

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Marshall Newsboy, Western Union Boy, Grocery Store Sales Clerk

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I still remember the day I left Kansas, Piardoba, India, Chengtu, China, Tinian Island, Marianas Islands, the good and the bad. I still have my Hell Bird War Book.

Comments:

We weren't allowed to have cameras. All I have is my Hell Bird War Book.

Mr. Graff passed away March 5, 2005 and is buried at Colonial Gardens, Marshall, TX.

 


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