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
Fred E. Balding


Fed Balding, 1944

Recent Address:

543 N. Hillcrest Blvd., Decatur, IL 62522-1213

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Frank and Ada; Children: Evelyn, Owen, Everett, Beverly.

Hometown:

Decatur, IL

Date Entered Service:

November 5, 1942

Service Number:

16076031

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

768th

Location of Unit:

Marietta, GA (August, 1943)

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign, Good Conduct Medal.

Service Schools Attended:

A&E Lincoln AFB Jan 1943;
AFCE Indianapolis, IN Jun 1943;
GE Remote Turret Indianapolis, IN Jul 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

Automatic Flight Control Equipment, Norden M9 Bombsight Specialist

Rank Upon Discharge:

T/Sgt

Crew Type:

Ground 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:

Air Force Reserve 11/45. Called up June 15, 1950. Discharged June 15, 1951. Served out reserve time. Discharged 11/54.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Wholesale baking company. 1/14/46 - 1/14/74. Farm 6/74 - 11/84

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

My answer to that question is always the same. I was proud to serve and wouldn't have missed it for anything.

Comments:

Mr. Balding passed away May 9th 2008 and is buried at Macon County Memorial Park in Harristown, IL.


Piardoba, India, 1944

 


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