New England Air Museum
Arthur J. Pejsa
Recent Address:
Custer, WI
Email:
Family Information:
Parents: Anton and Dora; Wife: Jeanne (deceased), Jane; Children: James, Anita, Ilse, Arthur and Franz
Hometown:
Custer, WI
Date Entered Service:
Service Number:
Bomb Group:
444th
Squadron:
Location of Unit:
Missions Flown:
30
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets:
Awards/Decorations:
Distinguished Flying Cross; three Air Medals
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Crew Type:
Flight
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
Were you a POW?
No
Were you interned?
No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
For three decades Art Pejsa was a pioneer aerospace physicist. At the AC Electronics Division of General Motors, he headed the system design and analysis group for Thor and Titan II, the world’s first successful missile guidance systems. At Honeywell Aerospace, Art analyzed systems for Apollo moon missions and personally designed the difficult re-entry guidance system for the Space Shuttles. Later he headed design of a new inertiaI navigation system, used for decades on most of the world's long range aircraft. Before his aerospace career, Arthur Pejsa was a professor of math and mechanics at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.
Comments:
Mr. Pejsa passed away on February 8, 2014 and is buried at St Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Custer, WI

 


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