New England Air Museum
Edward J. Rafferty
Recent Address:
18 Vista Drive, Scotia, NY 12302
Email:
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Family Information:
Parents: Leo J and Esther E
Hometown:
Old Town, ME
Date Entered Service:
March 1, 1941 (in NYC)
Service Number:
12026510
Bomb Group:
468th and 468th HQ
Squadron:
792nd
Location of Unit:
India and Tinian - arrived in India November 27 1944 at Karachi; arrived on Tinian June 8 1945
Missions Flown:
Note on Bomb/Squadron: Assigned to Hq 468 Karachi on Nov 17 1944; arrived at Tinian on Sept 12 1945 assigned to 792 BS. Missions unknown
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets:
Awards/Decorations:
Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 6 Battle Stars for China Campaign, India Burma Campaign, Air Offensive Japan, Central Burma Campaign; American Defense Ribbon; Good Conduct Medal
Service Schools Attended:
Radio Operators and Mechanics ACTS Scott Field, IL - Nov 1941; Instrument Flying Training School, Randolph Field, TX - Feb 1943
Military Specialty(ies):
MOS 970 - Synthetic Trainer Operator — Instructor
Rank Upon Discharge:
Technical Sergeant
Crew Type:
Flight
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
B29 - Hi Stepper only one known
Were you a POW?
No
Were you interned?
No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
October 19, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:
October 21, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
New York Air National Guard, Scotia NY from October, 1948 to September 13, 1977
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
John Hancock Insurance Agent, Schenectady NY
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
My Dad had many stories and memories that he shared with his children and grandchildren. He was proud of his contribution and service to his Country
Comments:
I have my Dad's WD AGO Form 24 from NARA Archives St Louis MO

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