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
Richard M. Klock
 
Richard Klock at 58th reunion in Hartford, CT in 2001
Richard Klock at 58th reunion in Hartford, CT in 2001
 
 
Recent Address:   218 Wisteria Way, Ventura, CA 93004-1431
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Frank and Felice; Wife: Corinne; Children: Maureen, Kathe, Barbara, Patricia, Fred & Paul
 
Hometown:   Los Angeles, CA
 
Date Entered Service:   February 8 1943
 
Service Number:   39558869
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   769th
 
Location of Unit:   Walker Army Air Field, Hays, KS 12/1943 to 1/1944
 
Missions Flown:    
 
Hump Missions Flown:   2.5: third one aborted- lost engine
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   Presidential Unit Citation w/4 oak leaf clusters; American Defense Service Medal, Asia-Pacific Service Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Republic of China Medal, Good Conduct Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   Bombsight maintenance, Lowry Field, Denver, Co ; Autopilot maintenance, Lowry Field, Denver, C
 
Military Specialty(ies):   Norden Bombsight Technician
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sergeant
 
Crew Type:   Ground crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6273 Old-Bitch-U-Airy Bess, 42-6347 King Size, 42-24484 Our Gal, 42-24720 Fu-Kemal-Tu
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   November 9 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 9 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Douglas Aircraft, Santa Monica, CA; Pacific Bell Telephone Co., Los Angeles & Ventura, CA
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Keeping the auto-pilot working properly so that not too many planes would abort before getting to the target.
 
Comments:
All of my photos and military records, including my discharge were buried in a landslide in 1995. Current photo was taken at 58th reunion in Hartford, CT in 2001.

 


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