Herbert E. Aldrich Sr

Recent Address: Waterville, ME
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Family Info: Parents: Harry and Marguerite; Wife: Phyllis; Children: Herbert and James
Hometown: Waterville, ME
Date Entered Service: November 5, 1942
Service Number: T-192591
Bomb Group: 40th
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Squadron: 25th
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MOS: Flight Engineer
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Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63394
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Mr. Aldrich was a power engineer and supervisor for Scott Paper Co. in Winslow for several years. He was president of Taconnet Credit Union and chairman of the board. He was a member of the Bourque-Lanagan American Legion in Waterville.
Thoughts About the 58th: Severely injured in explosion - Compound comminuted fracture of the left ankle - He was a Flight Engineer who arrived on the scene immediately after the first explosion. He attempted to move airplane 42-63394 and when this was impossible he ran from the scene and was injured by flying shrapnel.
Comments: Mr. Aldrich passed away May 11, 2011. He is buried at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Waterville, ME.

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