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
Nathan Hicks

 

Recent Address:

6955 Lovington Way, Viera, FL 32940

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Family Information:

 

Hometown:

Melrose, MA

Date Entered Service:

February, 1943

Service Number:

31298117 / A02069192

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

25th

Location of Unit:

Tinian - May 1945

Missions Flown:

13

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

Osaka (3), Kobe, Kure, Kasumigaura, Kagamigahara, Chiba, Okayama, Sendai, Fukui, Fukuyama, Namazu

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Unit Citation (2), Asiatic Pacific Campaign, American Campaign

Service Schools Attended:

Aerial Navigation, Signal Corps Radio Repair, Aerial Gunnery, APQ 13 Advanced Radar

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 0142-Radar Officer, MOS 1038-Radar / Navigator / Bombardier, MOS 1034 Aerial Navigator, Purchasing and Contracting Officer

Rank Upon Discharge:

1st Lieutenant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-63455 Genie

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

November, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

January 26, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

Active reserve until recalled December 1949. Instructor, Airborne Radar, Air Intelligence School Radar Officer, 449th All Weather Sq., Fairbanks AK Purchasing and Contracting Officer, Hq, Air Defense Command.Active Duty until March 1953.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Hotel Proprietor; Consulting Engineer/Housing Consultant (Senior housing)

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Celebrated 21st birthday on Tinian exactly 1 month prior to VJ Day. Hell of an experience for a 20 year old “kid.”

Comments:

Author and Webmaster of the Web pages for the 40th BG -- www.40thbombgroup.org

Mr. Hicks passed away February 16, 2013.

 

front: Nate Hicks, right: Tom Turner (A/C), rear: (Bombardier)

 


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