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
William L. Setter
 
Recent Address:   E8548 State Road 170, Colfax, WI 54730
 
Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (girlfriend)
 
Family Information:   Parents: Louis and Rita; Wife: Anna Mae; Children: Douglas, Jean, Gregory; Sibling: Gertrude
 
Hometown:   Boyceville, Wisconsin
 
Date Entered Service:   1942
 
Service Number:   16156112
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   769th
 
Location of Unit:   Tinian
 
Missions Flown:   30
 
Hump Missions Flown:   24
 
Targets:   Japan
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Good Conduct Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:    
 
Military Specialty(ies):   Tail Gunner, Mechanic
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   S/Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew / Ground crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6209 Old Man Mose
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   1944
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   1944
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Farmer -- owned his own farm for 50 years. Enjoyed farming very much. Collected gas engines and enjoyed going to antique tractor and gas engine show.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
He was very proud to have served in the war. It was hard to get him to open up but when he did it was very enjoyable thoughts he talked about. All the missions he flew over the Hump. He was very proud of his military service.
 
Comments:
William Setter died on August 16, 2000.

 


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