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
John F. Havey

 

Recent Address:

505-A Belford Road, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Email:

 

Family Information:

Wife: Elizabeth; Children: William, Catherine, Paul, Elizabeth

Hometown:

Mt. Vernon, NY

Date Entered Service:

November 30, 1942

Service Number:

12191068

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

794th/795th

Location of Unit:

 

Missions Flown:

29 - 417 hours

Hump Missions Flown:

13 round trips - 152 hours

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

 

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 2867-Radar Observer Mechanic

Rank Upon Discharge:

Staff Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24892 - L'il Yutz

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

July 20, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

September 21, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Management positions in Trucking and Ocean Transportation

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

My service as a member of a combat crew in the 58th BW was one of the most defining experiences in my life. The sights of major Japanese cities being consumed by fire, the loss of friends and associates, the separation from home and the anxieties of combat have all left an indelible impression on my memory. I cannot forget what happened sixty years ago and am thankful that I am a privileged survivor.

Comments:

I am personally grateful to Mike and his friends at NEAM who were responsible for bringing the 58th BW Memorial to fruition. Their hours of toil, anxiety and frustration were well rewarded by this achievement. As a member of the 58th, I am extremely proud of this memorial.

Mr. Havey passed away September 28, 2010

 


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