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:
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Phone (860) 623-3305

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

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Joseph Manteria
 
Joe Manteria, WWII
Joe Manteria, WWII
 
 
Recent Address:   40 Dail Street, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Albert and Caterina; Wife: Helen
 
Hometown:   Brooklyn, NY
 
Date Entered Service:   November 28 1942
 
Service Number:   12190701
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   769th
 
Location of Unit:   India - April 1944
 
Missions Flown:    
 
Hump Missions Flown:   4
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Offensive Japan, China Campaign, Central Burma Campaign, India-Burma Campaign, Air Combat, Palembang, Sumatra Air Offensive, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge (2) with Oak Leaf Clusters.
 
Service Schools Attended:   AFFTS, Amarillo, Tx Jan 1943; AAFTD, Burbank, CA May 1943;
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Staff Sergeant
 
Crew Type:   Ground crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   November 14 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 14 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Inspector, Central Power Plant; Administrative Project Coordinator for New York Transit Authority
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
As a first generation American of Italian parents, I was honored to serve my country during WWII and found my work as an airplane and engine mechanic on a B-29 very rewarding. I was able to visit Australia, India, China, the Mariana Islands and Iwo Jima.I thank God for the victory obtained by the USA and my safe return home.
 
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Joe Manteria, 2002
Joe Manteria, 2002
 

 


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