Murin, Steve, Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
620-Parachute Rigger and Repairman
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1946-1946, 620, Army Garrison, Fort Knox, KY
Service Years
1942 - 1946

Sergeant


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1923
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CPT Leland Kellar (The Ox) to remember Murin, Steve, Sgt.

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Home Town
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Last Address
Monessen, PA

Date of Passing
Sep 23, 1991
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


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 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  1946, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Last Known Activity
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A note to the Family:

Pap also attended a 37mm Gunner school while on Sheyma. Neither I nor the Website Administration were able to find any type of reference to this school in any Army records other than Pap's discharge papers. The only way I could acknowledge that he went to this school was to place an "AA Artillery" bar under his qualification badge on the upper right side of this page. If I can find more information or if you find any of his paper work scan it and email it to me and I will happily update this memorial.

Leland

ELEVENTH AIR FORCE HISTORY


The Alaskan Air Force was activated on Elmendorf Field 15 January 1942 to manage the buildup of the Army Air Forces in Alaska. It was redesignated the Eleventh Air Force on 5 February 1942.

Following the Japanese bombing of Dutch Harbor in the eastern Aleutian Islands and the occupation of Attu and Kiska in the western Aleutians in early June 1942, the Eleventh Air Force launched an air offensive against the Japanese on the two islands.

Missions were flown initially from Cape Field on Umnak Island in the eastern Aleutians and later from fields built on Adak and Amchitka. Headquarters Eleventh Air Force was moved to Davis Field, Adak in early 1943. Attu was retaken in May 1943, and the Japanese withdrew their garrison from Kiska in late July.

The Aleutian Campaign ended with the reoccupation of Kiska on 15 August 1943. Primarily an air war, it was the only World War II campaign fought on North American soil. The Eleventh Air Force flew 297 missions and dropped 3,662.00 tons of bombs. One hundred and fourteen men were killed in action, another forty-two were reported missing in action and forty-six died as a result of accidents.

Thirty-five aircraft were lost to combat and another 150 to operational accidents. It was the highest American combat-to-operational loss ratio of the war. Weather was the prime culprit.

The Eleventh Air Force accounted for approximately 60 Japanese aircraft, one destroyer, one submarine and seven transport ships destroyed by air operations.

Following the occupation of Kiska, the Eleventh Air Force declined from peak strength of 16,526 in August 1943 to 6,849 by the end of the war. For the remainder of the war, it flew bombing and reconnaissance missions against Japanese military installations in the northern Kurile Islands from Attu and Shemya Islands. The first land based bombing mission of the World War II against the Japanese home islands was launched from Attu on 10 July 1943.

   
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   1942-1942, 521, (92R) Parachute Rigger Course

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Unit
(92R) Parachute Rigger Course Unit Page
Rank
Private First Class
MOS
521-Basic Soldier
Location
Chanute Field
Country/State
Illinois
 
 
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 (92R) Parachute Rigger Course Details

(92R) Parachute Rigger Course
Chanute Field, Illinios during WWII
Type
Training Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Parent Unit
Professional Schools and Courses
Strength
School
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

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