New England Air Museum
Albert Leon Maise

 

Recent Address:  

10576 Pompey Way, Northglenn, CO 80234-3705

Email:  

 

 
Family Information:  

Parents: Angelo and Philomena; Siblings: Alfred, Eugene, Thresia, Charles, Mary, Lillian.

Hometown:  

Monessen, PA

Date Entered Service:  

January 27, 1943

Service Number:  

33416401

Bomb Group:  

468th

Squadron:  

 

Location of Unit:  

Salina, KS - 1943

Missions Flown:  

 

Hump Missions Flown:  

 

Targets:  

 

Awards/Decorations:  

Good Conduct Ribbon, European/Middle Eastern Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation (3)

Service Schools Attended:  

Armaments/Ordinance Inst. Jan 1944; Tank Destroyer Basic Training Mar 1943

Military Specialty(ies):  

MOS 901-Munitions Worker

Rank Upon Discharge:  

Corporal

Crew Type:  

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:  

42-6274 Lady Hamilton, 42-65208 Andy's Dandy's, 42-6264 O'Reilly's Daughter, 42-6279 Postville Express, 42-24893 Li'l Organ Annie

Were you a POW?  

No

Were you interned?  

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:  

May, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:  

November 17, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

Korean War (called into active duty from reserve status)

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

U.S. Letter Carrier (May 1948-July 1977)

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

First, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve my country and I shall never regret it. Because of such service, I am a better person and have made some wonderful friends, friends for lifetime. Yes, we were once comrades in war but friends forever. Because of my service, I not only got to see different parts of the world but also have come to see firsthand how other people live. It has made me realize how truly blessed we are here in America.

Comments:

Being called to active duty in 1943, shortly after Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous "Declaration of War," and having to leave my mother, father, brothers and sisters was a very traumatic experience, but I had to leave not knowing where I would end up and if I would ever see them again.

 

Albert and Patricia Maise, June 10, 2002
Albert and Patricia Maise, June 10, 2002

 


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