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Samuel A. Custer Collection

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Samuel A. Custer Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Samuel A. Custer
State of Birth:
PA
Home State:
VA
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified

War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1942-1946
Entrance into Service:
Drafted
Branch of Service:
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service:
2nd Photographic Technical Squadron; 325th Photographic Reconnaissance Wing, 8th Air Force
Location of Service:
St. Petersburg, Florida; Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado; Randolph Field, Texas; Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma; Scotland; England; France; Belgium; Germany
Battles/Campaigns:
Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Air Offensive Europe
Highest Rank:
Captain
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
After active duty, Custer became a member of the active Reserve. He was promoted to major in 9/1946. In 8/1950, he was recalled to active duty for Korea.

War or Conflict:
Cold War
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1950-1971
Entrance into Service:
Commissioned
Branch of Service:
Air Force
Unit of Service:
336th Photographic Technical Squadron; 363rd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron; 548th Reconnaissance Squadron
Location of Service:
Air Command and Staff School, and Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Alabama; Langley AFB, Virginia; Shaw AFB, South Carolina; Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Japan; Aeronautical Chart and Information Center (ACIC), St. Louis, Missouri; The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia
Highest Rank:
Colonel
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
Custer transferred to the Regular US Air Force. He held various Command and Staff positions in the areas of reconnaissance, mapping, charting, and geodesy. His last assignment was with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

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Type of Resource:
Video: MiniDV [2 items] --Oral history interview
Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [2 items] --Photographs
Interviewer:
Robert Patrick
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Mount Vernon Chapter
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/64124
Subjects:
Custer, Samuel A.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Cold War--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Cite as:
Samuel A. Custer Collection
(AFC/2001/001/64124), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   2/22/2013

 

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