New England Air Museum
Denny D. Pidhayny
 
Recent Address:   1136 South Burnside Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Father: Dimitrius Pidhayny entered United States in 1906 from Western Ukraine. My mother came to the US at about the same time.
 
Hometown:   Detroit, MI
 
Date Entered Service:   Dec 1941
 
Service Number:   36123623/ O-856112
 
Bomb Group:   468th
 
Squadron:   792nd
 
Location of Unit:   Smoky Hill Army Base, Salina KS
 
Missions Flown:   9 round trips in India to forward base A-7 in China. Also Ceylon.
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 8 stars, 3 Presidential Unit Citations
 
Service Schools Attended:   Officers Communication School Jul 1942-Nov 1942; Electronics Training Command, Harvard Univ/MIT Nov 1942-May 1943; Western/ Bell Labs Sep 1943-Nov 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 0141-Radar Officer
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Capt.
 
Crew Type:   Ground crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   September, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   January, 1946
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Electrical Engineer -- Radar, Electronics, Navigation, Satellite Communication Terminals
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Sufficient to say one has served.
 
Comments:
The Air Offensive against Japan is practically written out of History. Very little is mentioned. The Museum is a step forward.

 


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