New England Air Museum
Michael D. Bruno


Michael D. Bruno, WWII


Recent Address:

8511 Acropolis Drive, Universal City, TX 78148-2636



Family Information:

Parents: Joseph and Malvina; Wife: Wanda; Child: Paul; Sibling: Edith


Paterson, NJ

Date Entered Service:

January 26, 1943

Service Number:

12205189, A02064396

Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:

Tinian, (July, 1945)

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:



Utsonomiya, Namazu, Fukui, Osaka, Tsu, Hachiogi, Imabari, Yawata, Hikari, Tokyo (2)


Air Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Occupational Medal (Japan), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Radar Observer Jan 1945; Navigator Sep 1951; Communications Jun 1955

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1037-Navigator-Bombardier, Radar, LAB

Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

Trojan Horse

Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:

January, 1947

Date Discharged from the 58th:

June, 1963

Post-WWII Military Service:

Departed Davis Monthan AFB 1947. !948-49 served with 308 Recon GP Air Weather Service. Thirty weather flights over North Pole. Many weather missions from Eilson AFB (Alaska) and Yokoto AFB Japan. 1950-52 pioneered air refueling operation, Barksdale AFB LA. 1955-57 3rd AF Operations Officer, Ruislip, London, England. 1957-59 Comm. Operations Officer, 1240th Comm Sqdn, Athens, Greece. 1959-63 Base Comm. Officer, Randolph AFB, Texas.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Restaurant & Bar Operation, Universal City, TX. Retired 2001.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Helped save a nation and world from evil doers.


Major Bruno passed away September 19, 2009 and is buried at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Waco, TX.


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