New England Air Museum
Denny D. Pidhayny
Recent Address: 1136 South Burnside Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019
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Family Information: Father: Dimitrius Pidhayny entered United States in 1906 from Western Ukraine. My mother came to the US at about the same time.
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Date Entered Service: Dec 1941
Service Number: 36123623/ O-856112
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: Smoky Hill Army Base, Salina KS
Missions Flown: 9 round trips in India to forward base A-7 in China. Also Ceylon.
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets:
Awards/Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 8 stars, 3 Presidential Unit Citations
Service Schools Attended: Officers Communication School Jul 1942-Nov 1942; Electronics Training Command, Harvard Univ/MIT Nov 1942-May 1943; Western/ Bell Labs Sep 1943-Nov 1943
Military Specialty(ies): MOS 0141-Radar Officer
Rank Upon Discharge: Capt.
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th: September, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th: January, 1946
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Electrical Engineer -- Radar, Electronics, Navigation, Satellite Communication Terminals
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Sufficient to say one has served.
Comments:

The Air Offensive against Japan is practically written out of History. Very little is mentioned. The Museum is a step forward.

Mr. Pidhayny passed away December 1, 2014.

 


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