New England Air Museum
Robert W. Fraser
Robert Fraser, c. 2000

 

Recent Address:

11 Captain Bacon Road, Yarmouth, MA 02664

Email:

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Family Information:

Parents: Alberta and Robert; Wife: Carol; Children: 5

Hometown:

Waltham, MA

Date Entered Service:

December, 21, 1943

Service Number:

1141403

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

794th

Location of Unit:

Kharagpur, India (November, 1944)

Missions Flown:

33

Hump Missions Flown:

7

Targets:

11 From India; 22 from Tinian

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross,Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 6 Battle Stars,Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters.Good Conduct Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Gunnery School April 1944

Military Specialty(ies):

 

Rank Upon Discharge:

S/Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24714 Robert J. Wilson

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

If so, where?

 

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 11, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Product Design Engineer for Electro-Mechanical Parts -- Push-Button Switches, Connectors, Indicators.

Vice President of Nexus Inc., Stamford, CT

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Believe we made mistake in entering Nuclear War. Japan was defeated before Hiroshima. We will always be known as first nation to drop an Atomic Bomb. I still hate Japanese nation and could never forgive how they treated our prisoners of war.

We should do everything possible to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Comments:
Mr. Fraser passed away on November 23, 2007 in Barnstable, MA.

 


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