Baumler, Albert John, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
27030-Air Traffic Control and Warning Specialist
Last AFSC Group
Air Traffic Control
Primary Unit
1952-1953, AAF MOS 408, US Forces Korea
Service Years
1932 - 1965
Officer Collar Insignia

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Bayonne, New Jersey
Last Address

Date of Passing
Aug 02, 1973
Location of Interment
Georgetown Cemetery - Pottsboro, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Commander WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was credited with destroying 4.5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat, plus 2 probables in the Spanish Civil War.  In WWII he was credited with shooting down 5 enemy aircraft in the CBI Theater.
Citation for his 2nd DFC:

Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major (Air Corps), [then First Lieutenant] Albert J. Baumler, United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement while participating in over 50 combat missions from 8 December 1941 to 8 December 1942. Acting in the capacity of Fighter Pilot, Major Baumler displayed the highest type of aggressive spirit which resulted in much damage to enemy installations and equipment. In offensive sweeps from bases in China between the above dates he participated in combat missions which gained for him confirmation of the destruction of five Japanese aircraft. Major Baumler's willingness at all times to carry the fight to the enemy against heavy odds is in keeping with the finest combat traditions of the Army Air Forces.

Action Date: December 8, 1941 - December 8, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Major

Other Comments:
Sources: Great story!
 Book: "God is My Co-Pilot" by Col. Robert L. Scott, Jr., pp 190-93.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)45th Pursuit Squadron, Fighter1st American Volunteer Group (1st AVG)
75th Fighter Squadron  - Tiger Sharks23rd Fighter Group74th Fighter Squadron  - Flying TigersUS Forces Korea
  1932-1933, New Jersey Air National Guard
  1933-1935, US Army (USA)
  1938-1941, AAF MOS 1055, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 1055, 45th Pursuit Squadron, Fighter
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1055, 1st American Volunteer Group (1st AVG)
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1055, 75th Fighter Squadron - Tiger Sharks
  1942-1943, 23rd Fighter Group
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1065, 74th Fighter Squadron - Flying Tigers
  1946-1949, AAF MOS 408, US Army (USA)
  1952-1953, AAF MOS 408, US Forces Korea
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1942-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1952-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
New York University
  1937-1938, New York University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-35 Seversky  P-36 Hawk  P-39 Airacobra  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
  1941-1941, P-35 Seversky
  1941-1942, P-36 Hawk
  1942-1942, P-39 Airacobra
  1942-1943, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk1
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