Joseph P. Maskalunas

Recent Address: 740 Carol Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070
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Family Info: Parents: Peter and Susan; Wife: Alma
Hometown: Minersville, PA
Date Entered Service: December 16, 1940
Service Number: 13008826
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 677th
Location of Unit: Great Bend, KS - December 1943
Missions Flown:
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Targets: Kawanishi, Nagoya, Hamamatsu, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe (received Purple Heart) others
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Badge with 6 Oak Leak Clusters
Service Schools: Aircraft Mechanics, Chanute Field, IL 1941; B-29 Armament, Lowry Field, CO 1943; NCO Academy, 8th Air Force, MA 1958
MOS: Aircraft Mechanic / B-29 Right Gunner, B-29 Tail Gunner / B-29 Crew Chief
Rank Upon Discharge: Master Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63375 Her Majesty
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Date Transferred from the 58th: September, 1945
Date Discharged: 1961 (retired)
Post WWII Service: Berlin Airlift, 1948; B-29s in Korean War, Aug 1950 to Mar 1951
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): A/C Mechanic, Olmsted Field; Helicopter Mechanic, New Cumberland Army Base
Thoughts About the 58th: From the coal mines of Pennsylvania to world travel with occasional stops to get shot at -- how can you beat that?
Comments: Mr. Maskalunas passed away March 19, 2006 and is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill, PA.

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