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Maurice C. Stephan
Maurice Stephan, WWII
Maurice Stephan, WWII
Recent Address:   5002 Mussetter Road, Ijamsville, MD 21754
Family Information:   Parents: John E. and Elsie; Wife: Ethel; Children: John, Patricia, Sondra
Hometown:   Little Britain, NY
Date Entered Service:   April 11, 1944?
Service Number:   12227255
Bomb Group:   40th Bomb Group/ also 313th Bomb Gr, 484th BS
Squadron:   45th Bomb Squadron
Location of Unit:   Tinian; July 1944
Missions Flown:   7
Hump Missions Flown:    
Targets:   Osaka, Tsu, Hachiogi, Imabari, Fukuyama, Hikari, Tokyo
Awards/Decorations:   WWII Victory Medal (1), Air Medal (2), American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal
Service Schools Attended:   Aerial Gunner Nov 1944; Remote Control Turret Sep 1944; Mechanic Gunner
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 580-Remote Control Turret Machine Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge:   S/Sgt.
Crew Type:    
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24795 (unnamed), 44-61703 O'Reilly's Daughter II (flew to Tinian)
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
Post-WWII Military Service:   First Lieutenant Air Force Reserve #AO2230061
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Graduate Mechanical Engineer for over 50 years having worked on the development and production of the following military systems or equipment: B-52 Bomb Navigation System, Titan II Missile Guidance System, Saturn V Guidance System, Poseidon Guidance System, Marine Corps Green Machine System and the AF DSM System
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
It was one of the most interesting and exciting periods of my life. I am very proud of having served with the 58th Bomb Wing.


Maurice Stephan, back row, far right


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