M.362  First Officer Albert Ernest Smyser Jr
 flag usa b. 30 Mar 1914, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  22 Feb 1941 to 21 Aug 1942 




Father: Albert Ernest Smyser Snr, a Mechanical Engineer for the Aluminum Co. of America; Mother: Leila Hall [Palmer]

Ed. Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA (B.S.)

 prev. Flight Instructor, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

prev., exp. 1,330 hrs

  Draft Card, dated 16 Oct 1940

Address in 1941: 129 Maple St, New Wilmington, PA

 Postings: 1FPP, 3FPP, AFTS (as instructor)

 Off sick from 9 to 30 Jan 1942 with "gastralgia" (i.e. stomach pain)


1 accident, his fault (definitely) :

- 12 Sep 1941, he forgot to lower the undercarriage of his Harvard N7138


"A good, keen, and hardworking pilot with a good sense of discipline"

 m. 26 Dec 1942 in New York, Ruth Warner [Lof]


Lt-Cmdr (Aircraft Commander), USN at National Air Station Norfolk, VA from 22 Oct 1942 to 17 Nov 1943, then NAS Patuxent River, Maryland until 29 May 1945, then back to NAS Norfolk until 10 Nov 1945.

Post-WWII, worked for North American Aviation and Glenn L Martin.

Address in 1950: 179 California Ave, Oak Ridge, Anderson, TN

Moved to New York and was appointed Director of Public Relations and Advertising, Loral Electronics Group in Dec 1959: "Mr Smyser has more than 20 years of experience in public relations and advertising in the electronics and aviation fields. Before joining Loral, he was affiliated with Williams and London Advertising, an industrial advertising agency." - The Standard-Star


d. 14 Apr 2008 - Florida

Buried Florida National Cemetery


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