New England Air Museum
Joseph M. Beseda


Recent Address:

3913 Rockledge, Austin, TX 78731


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Family Information:

Wife: Doris Beseda, Children: David, Betty


Calswell, TX

Date Entered Service:

August, 1941

Service Number:


Bomb Group:

40th; 5th AF, 90th Group, 43rd



Location of Unit:


Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:



Japan - flew first combat mission with 90th and then went to 43rd. Went to 40th in Nov. 1943.



Service Schools Attended:

Ryan School of Aeronautics August 1941; Bombardier Training Nov 1941; Air Command & Staff 1952

Military Specialty(ies):

Group & Wing Bombardier, Security & Law Enforcement - ORI Team

Rank Upon Discharge:

Lt. Col.

Crew Type:


Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:


Date Discharged from the 58th:


Post-WWII Military Service:

Training Command; HQ PACAF - served in Korea and Viet Nam


Mr. Beseda passed away June 3, 2001 and is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX


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