New England Air Museum
Maurice S. Blum

 

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Family Information:

Wife: Beatrice; Children: Conrad, Matthew, Carol

Hometown:

New York, NY

Date Entered Service:

September 1, 1942

Service Number:

O-857353

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

761st

Location of Unit:

Walker AAF, Kansas (Feb. 1944)

Missions Flown:

More than 100 hrs; Rangoon, Mandalay, Singapore, Yawata, Sasebo, Formosa, Palembang (Sumatra) and others I have forgotten

Hump Missions Flown: Many times from April 1944 to December 1944
Targets:

Rangoon, Mandalay, Singapore, Yawata, Sasebo, Nagasaki, Formosa, Palembang Sumatra, and others

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal; Presidential Unit Citation w/cluster; 7 battle stars

Service Schools Attended:

Sqd Off Comm School, Scott Field, IL Sep 1942;
Army Electronic Training Ctr, Harvard &
MIT January-June 1943; Boca Raton, FL Radar &
ECM July-November 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 0141-Radar Officer, MOS 7888-Radar Observer, RCM

Rank Upon Discharge:

1st Lt.

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6311 Night Mare

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

December, 1944

Date Discharged from the 58th:

September, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Maurice was a Supervisory Electronic Engineer with the US Government until retiring in 1974.    He was a member of the Institute of Electronic Engineers since 1948.  In the 1960's he served as a member of the Board of Education of the township of Ocean, NJ.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Proud of the part I played in history.

Comments:

Mr. Blum passed away July 14, 2011 at Oakhurst, NJ.

 


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