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Eugene F. Connally TROY - Eugene F. Connally, 90, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Samaritan Hospital. He was the son of the late Dr. Eugene F. Connally and Marion Bailey Connally. Gene served as a fighter pilot with the United States 9th Air Force 367th Fighter Group during
World War II
, flying cover for the Allied invasion of Europe in June, 1944, and carrying out more than 70 combat missions over France and Germany. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with numerous clusters. A member of the Air Force Reserve after the War, he was called back to active duty in 1950 and flew 101 combat missions with the 18th Fighter Group in Korea. Gene was a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Williams College and held and M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was retired from the Chevron Corporation in California and later from the New York State Department of Social Services in Albany. After retiring he was a volunteer driver for the
Published in The Record on June 13, 2012
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