New England Air Museum
Benjamin Cardillo


Recent Address:

Litchfield, CT



Family Information:

Parents: Vincenzo and Rocchina; Wife: Mary; Children: Linda, Elisa, James


Litchfield, CT

Date Entered Service:

August 29, 1942

Service Number:


Bomb Group:

58th Bomb Wing


1505th Army Air Force Base Unit (Carpentry Shop)

Location of Unit:

India April 28, 1944

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Hump Missions Flown:





Asiatic Pacific Theatre Campaign Ribbon with five battle stars and the Good Conduct Medal

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Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:

October 23, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

November 3, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Ben was a master carpenter and worked for Miss Porter's School for 25 years as superintendent of construction. Prior to working for Miss Porters' School he was a carpenter and project superintendent for Felix Buzzi & Sons

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Long time Litchfield Resident Benjamin Cardillo was honored as Bantam American Legion Post 44's October 2011 Veteran of the Month on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Bantam Borough Hall. World War II Army Air Force Staff Sergeant Cardillo's Flag will fly at the Memorial until Saturday, November 5th when it will be retired.


Mr. Cardillo passed away January 13, 2011.


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