New England Air Museum
William J. Bray

William Bray

Recent Address:

23 Hickory Hill Road, New Britain, CT 06052



Family Information:

Wife: Virginia


New London, CT

Date Entered Service:

August 5, 1943

Service Number:


Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:

Tinian (July, 1945 - February, 1946)

Missions Flown:

3 over Japan

Hump Missions Flown:





Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Gunnery, Ft. Meyers FL 1944; Armament, Lowry Field 1944; Central Fire Control, Lowry 1944

Military Specialty(ies):


Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:

February 13, 1946

Date Discharged from the 58th:

February 25, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

VP Sales and Marketing -- The Stanley Works, New Britain CT

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

It was a time when we were young and determined to defend our country and make the world a better place. It was also a time of new and great friendships, travel to new and distant places, fear of being killed and pride in doing your job.


Mr. Bray passed away August 25, 2005 and is buried at St Mary Cemetery, New Britain, CT


McCrady's crew, Tampa Fla., 1944


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