New England Air Museum
Eugene Martin Cahill

 

Recent Address:

4247 Maple Lane, Carmichael, CA 95608

Email:

 

Family Information:

Wife: Gretchen; Michael, Kristin, Patrick

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

Date Entered Service:

July 17, 1943

Service Number:

 

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

 

Location of Unit:

Tinian

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal, with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, American Campaign Medal, Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Air Force Longevity Service Award with 4 OLCs, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Badge

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1035-Bombardier

Rank Upon Discharge:

Lt. Colonel

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

Recalled to active duty on Nov. 13. 1950, he joined the USAF and served as Pilot in 1952. Discharged from USAAC in Sept. 1946 and from USAF on Nov. 1, 1967, with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

AF ROTC assignment -- two years at the Univ. of Vermont as Asst. Professor Air Science; two years at St. Michael's College; assistant PAS Det. #865, Winooski Park, VT; Air Operations Officer with 50th ATS, Hickam AFB, HI.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Over 9,000 flying hours, enjoyed the KC-97 and T-33 the most.

Comments:

Retired on November 1, 1967, and enjoyed fishing for trout and salmon.

Lt. Col. Cahill passed away January 1, 2005 and is buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Sacramento, CA.

 


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