John Bernard Maas, Jr.

19 May 1920; Lansing, Michigan
Education: Grosse Pointe High School, Grosse Pointe, MI; University of Notre Dame
Entered Marine Corps: NAS Grosse Ile, MI (V-5 Program)
Service #: 09017
Died: September 7th, 2005, Fredricksburg, VA
Buried: Quantico National Cemetery, VA

Summary: Attended flight school at NAS Pensacola. Designated Naval Aviator (NA #11015) and commissioned Second Lieutenant USMCR 9 January 1942. Credited with four aerial victories at Guadalcanal with VMF-112 and 1.5 victories during the Battle of Okinawa. Career assignments included: CO, VMF-155 (World War II); Assistant Naval Attache, U.S. Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela (June 1946-June 1948); CO, VMF-115 (Korea); CO, MGCIS-3 (Korea) 1953; CO, MARTD, NAS Squantum/NAS South Weymouth (June 1953-July 1955); CO, VMA-332, MCAS Cherry Point/Iwakuni (June 1958-Oct 1960); CO, MCAS Beaufort (1961); CO, MAG-31 (1962-1963), G-3 MARTCOM, NAS Glenview (July 1963-July 1966); Staff, FMFLANT, Norfolk (August 1966-June 1968). Retired on 28 June 1968 at Norfolk, VA. Military awards include three awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with combat "V", eight single mission Air Medals. Managed Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, VA, from October of 1968 to January of 1977. Served as Executive Director, Marine Corps Aviation Association at Quantico, Virginia from June of 1977 through January of 1987.

Survived by:

Natalie F. Maas
20 Heartfields Lane Apt # 208
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405

John B. Maas III
Virginia Beach, VA

Kevin M. Maas
Fredericksburg, VA

Gretchen Maas-Scott
Virginia Beach, VA

Meredith Maas Beckett
Spotsylvania, VA