Maurice S. Blum

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Family Info: Wife: Beatrice; Children: Conrad, Matthew, Carol
Hometown: New York, NY
Date Entered Service: September 1, 1942
Service Number: O-857353
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron:
Squadron: 761st
Location of Unit: Walker AAF, Kansas (Feb. 1944)
Missions Flown: More than 100 hrs
Hump Missions: Many times from April 1944 to December 1944
Targets: Rangoon, Mandalay, Singapore, Yawata, Sasebo, Formosa, Palembang (Sumatra) and others I have forgotten
Awards: Air Medal; Presidential Unit Citation w/cluster; 7 battle stars
Service Schools: 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
MOS: 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
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Date Transferred from the 58th: December, 1944
Date Discharged: September, 1945
Post WWII 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 About the 58th: Proud of the part I played in history.
Comments: Mr. Blum passed away July 14, 2011 at Oakhurst, NJ.

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