New England Air Museum
Martin Mertz
Recent Address: 150 East 69th St., New York, NY 10021
Family Information: Parents: Dorathy and Irving Mertz; Wife: Selma, 4 children, 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Date Entered Service: September, 1943
Service Number: 02079059
Bomb Group:
Location of Unit: West Field Tinian, June 1945
Missions Flown: 11-13 from Tinian and two navigation escort for fighters from Iwo Jima
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets: Kure, Takamatsu, Chiba, Sendai, Utsonomiya, Namazu, Fukui, Osaka, Tsu, Hachiogi, Yawata, Nagoya, Tokyo
Awards/Decorations: Air medal with oak leaf cluster
Service Schools Attended: Slippery Rock State Teachers College; Tyndal Field Gunnery School; San Marcos Navigation School
Military Specialty(ies): 1034 Navigator
Rank Upon Discharge: 2nd Lt.
Crew Type: Flight Crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
Were you a POW?
Were you interned?
Date Transferred from the 58th: November, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th: November 30, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Inactive reserve
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Partner in charge banking practice KPMG - senior officer Republic National Bank of New York.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Very proud to have participated with a group that knew how to get a tough job done.


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