New England Air Museum
Arthur J. Pejsa
Recent Address:
Custer, WI
Email:
Family Information:
Parents: Anton and Dora; Wife: Jeanne (deceased(, Jane; Children: James, Anita, Ilse, Arthur and Franz
Hometown:
Custer, WI
Date Entered Service:
Service Number:
Bomb Group:
444th
Squadron:
Location of Unit:
Missions Flown:
30
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets:
Awards/Decorations:
Distinguished Flying Cross; three Air Medals
Service Schools Attended:
Military Specialty(ies):
Rank Upon Discharge:
Crew Type:
Flight
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
Were you a POW?
No
Were you interned?
No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Aerospace Physicist for Thor and Titan II rockets and their missile guidance systems.  Designed re-entry guidance for the space shuttle.  Was also a professor at the US Naval Academy
Comments:
Mr. Pejsa passed away on February 8, 2014 and is buried at St Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Custer, WI

 


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