New England Air Museum
Abner G. Musser, Jr.


Recent Address:  

2001 Harrisburg Pike, Apt. 46, Lancaster, PA 17601-2641



Family Information:  



Quarryville, PA

Date Entered Service:  

April 2, 1937

Service Number:  

6898168, T-198168 and 2000279

Bomb Group:  




Location of Unit:  

Walker, KS July 1943

Missions Flown:  

26 with 8th AF

Hump Missions Flown:  





Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medals (5), Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Service Medal with 1 Battle Star, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with 3 Battle Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal

Service Schools Attended:  

Aircraft Armament Sep 1938; Bombsight Maintenance Mar 1940

Military Specialty(ies):  

MOS 1035-Bombardier, F.O. and Comm. Bombardier

Rank Upon Discharge:  

1st Lieutenant

Crew Type:  

Flight crew

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:  

6th Fighter Group, Panama

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Owned supermarket

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I was with the 40th BG from the beginning at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico through Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, "the Rock" then back to Kansas. Appointed Flight Officer in KS and took the oath from Col. Carmichael in 1943. Since I wasn't duel rated Bombardier/Navigator was transferred to Biggs Field, El Paso, TX for combat training in B-24s then on to England. My 445th BG CO in England, Col. W. W. Jones, who was a 2nd Lt. in P.R. had a lot of flying in the Caribbean looking for German submarines. Saw one off the coast of Aruba, but no luck.




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