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Murray Kirshner
Murray Kirshner - 1943
Murray Kirshner - 1943
Recent Address:   13-17C Sampson Road, Fairlawn, NJ 07410
Family Information:   Parents: Max and Katie, Wife: Gertrude, 3 children.
Hometown:   Bronx, NY
Date Entered Service:   December 7 1942
Service Number:   12194450
Bomb Group:   468th
Squadron:   794th
Location of Unit:   Salina, KS - August 1943
Missions Flown:   At least 4
Hump Missions Flown:    
Awards/Decorations:   Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 5 Battle Stars, American Theater Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal
Service Schools Attended:   A&M Mechanic School Feb 1943; B-29 School, Seattle, WA Jul 1943; Flight Engineer School, Salina KS Sept. 1943
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic, MOS 737-Flight Engineer VHB
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sergeant
Crew Type:   Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   November 1 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 13 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Diamond Setter; Printer; Instrument Repair (Aircraft) -- Bendix Corp.; Field Representative for Western Union; Quality Assurance Representative -- U.S. Government.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I enlisted in WWII because I was eager to fight for my country against all aggression. I failed pilot training because of my eyes. Therefore, I was sent to schools to work with aircraft as a mechanic, etc. Luckily I wound up with our newest long-range bomber which had a big hand in ending the war.



Murray and pal, India, 1945
Murray and pal, India, 1945.


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