Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Phone (860) 623-3305

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Children 4-11 $6.50
3 & Under Free
Seniors 65 & Up $11.00

New England Air Museum
Thomas L. Price
 
Recent Address:   1529 Spanish Trail, Plano, TX 75023-3055
 
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Family Information:   Llewellyn Price- Father Margaret O. Price ne. Nordsel- Mother
 
Hometown:   Chicago, IL
 
Date Entered Service:   Apr 9, 1936
 
Service Number:   O-404349/ AAF 6567A USAF Reg
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   769th
 
Location of Unit:   Walker, KS; Spring 1944
 
Missions Flown:   36 Combat Missions, 540 combat Hours: India- Burma (BSS), China def (BSS), AirOffJapan (BSS), Palembang Sumatra (BSS), West Pacific (BSS), Central Burma (BSS), AntiSubPatrol (BSS)
 
Hump Missions Flown:  
10 or 12
 
Targets:   Still researching, to be added later
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (3 OLC), Presidential Unit Citation, (2 OLC), American Service Defence Medal, Victory Medal WW II, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal W/ 6BSS, ACM w/ 1 BSS, National Defence Service Medal, AFLSA w 4 BrOLC, Air Force Commendation Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   Infantry School, Ft. Benning- Adv TacWep Apr 41; St Ana, Roswell NM- Preflight & Bomb Jan 43; March Field, CA- DR & Celestial Nav Jul 43
 
Military Specialty(ies):   Aircraft Observer, Navigator, Bombardier, Op Staff Officer/ AF Instructor
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Major
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   "Liberty Bell", "OlBitchuAryBess", "OL 278"- the B-29 with the 8 telephones on her nose under the camels and bombs
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   July 28, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   Retired: January 31, 1961
 
Post-WWII Military Service:
Inst Mil Mgmt Craig, AL, ATC, SAC, 13th AF 581st ARG, MATS
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Manpower Management for State of Illinois
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
While reticent about the war and its horrors, he was always proud to have served with men of the 58th in general and the men of the 462nd "Hellbirds" in particular. So proud that he registered both my sister Margaret and I as "Fledglings" early in the program and made sure that we knew about the group.
 
Comments:
Last year (2008) I was priviledged to attend my first 58th BW reunion and this year 2009,, I plan to attend and by brothers and sisters are in the process of trying to arrange to do the same. Additionally, my daughter her husband and the grand daughter that started this whole renewal of interest in the 462nd and Dad's participation in its missions.

 


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