Abner G. Musser, Jr.

Recent Address: 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Apt. 46, Lancaster, PA 17601-2641
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Hometown: Quarryville, PA
Date Entered Service: April 2, 1937
Service Number: 6898168, T-198168 and 2000279
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 25th
Location of Unit: Walker, KS July 1943
Missions Flown: 26 with 8th AF
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Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medals (5), Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Service Medal with 1 Battle Star, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with 3 Battle Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal
Service Schools: Aircraft Armament Sep 1938; Bombsight Maintenance Mar 1940
MOS: MOS 1035-Bombardier, F.O. and Comm. Bombardier
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Post WWII Service: 6th Fighter Group, Panama
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Owned supermarket
Thoughts About the 58th: I was with the 40th BG from the beginning at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico through Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, “the Rock” then back to Kansas. Appointed Flight Officer in KS and took the oath from Col. Carmichael in 1943. Since I wasn't duel rated Bombardier/Navigator was transferred to Biggs Field, El Paso, TX for combat training in B-24s then on to England. My 445th BG CO in England, Col. W. W. Jones, who was a 2nd Lt. in P.R. had a lot of flying in the Caribbean looking for German submarines. Saw one off the coast of Aruba, but no luck.

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