Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Hours:
Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone (860) 623-3305

Admission:
Adults 12 & Up $12.00
Children 4-11 $6.50
3 & Under Free
Seniors 65 & Up $11.00

New England Air Museum
William Riley Howard

 

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Family Information:

Wife: Eleanor; Children: Riley

Hometown:

Coahoma, MS

Date Entered Service:

October 23, 1941

Service Number:

 

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

395th/44th

Location of Unit:

Pratt, KS

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

Service Schools Attended:

Moody Field Air Base, GA - May 20th 1942; He then was assigned to Del Rio, Texas instructing in B-26 Transition Training as well as B-24 Transition Training at Fort Worth, Texas

Military Specialty(ies):

Pilot

Rank Upon Discharge:

 

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Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

He returned to the US on 5 March 1945 and was stationed at Randolph Field, Texas.

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

Tactical Air Command (Berlin Airlift)  He served as part of the occupation forces in Germany from April of 1946 until his death.

Comments:

Captain Howard was killed in a crash of a C-47 transport caused by bad weather during the Berlin Airlift on August 24, 1948.

 


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