Maurice C. Cusatis

Maurice Cusatis, India, 1944
Maurice Cusatis, India, 1944
Recent Address: 887 James Street, Hazleton, PA 18201-2364
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Family Info: Parents: Joseph and Mary; Siblings: Joseph, Jr., T. Gloria, Phyllis, Nellie Ann, Carmine
Hometown: Hazelton, PA
Date Entered Service: November 15, 1943
Service Number: 33612307
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
Location of Unit: Wichita, KS (February, 1944)
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Awards: Good Conduct Medal,Distinguished Unit Badge,Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal with 7 Bronze Stars,WWII Victory Medal
Service Schools:
MOS: MOS 405-Clerk-Typist
Rank Upon Discharge: Sgt
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Date Discharged: November 25, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Attended Business school for 3 years, Accountant for 1 year, Apprentice Plumber for 3 years, Independent Insurance Agent for 43 years. Retired Jan. 1, 1996.
Thoughts About the 58th: I saw the poverty of India. I am pleased to have been a part of bringing peace to the world during WWII. I witnessed history in the making on August 6, 1945. While working in the Operations Office, a buddy from the Engineering Office and I watched all available aircraft at our field, West Field, on Tinian Island, take off and then drove to North Field to watch all available aircraft take off, all on various diversionary missions, not knowing at the time that one of the planes at North Field was carrying the Atomic Bomb. Later that morning, a rumor circled the base about a charge the size of a softball in one of the bombs that would destroy a city. Early that afternoon, General Curtis LeMay announced from Guam, over the PA system, that history was made that day as one bomb destroyed a large city in Japan.
Maurice Cusatis, 2003
Maurice Cusatis, 2003

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