SSgt. Martin H. McGuffin, ASN 13137840

Armorer / Ball Turret Gunner - Poston Crew

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 9th Bombardment Squadron

Entered Service: 12 Apr 43    Honorable Discharge: 21 Nov 45

Air Medal    World War II Victory Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal w/3 Bronze Stars

American Theater Medal    Good Conduct Medal

China Defensive Theater   Central Burma Theater

India-Burma Theater

(Images/Info Courtesy of McGuffin Family)




Poston Crew

Back, L-R: SSgt. Martin H. McGuffin (G), SSgt. Thomas Carroll (G), SSgt. Leonard J. Lueken (RO)
SSgt. Harry Russell (G), SSgt. Stanley Berman (E), SSgt. Wayne Shirley (G)

Front, L-R: Lt. Virgil L. Poston (P), 2nd Lt. Stanley Wasserman (CP)
2Lt. Walter L. Wegner (N), 2Lt. Thurzal Q. Terry (B)



Sgt. McGuffin, second from left

Biography (provided by family):

Prior to graduating high school, Sgt. McGuffin joined the Army Air Corps and fought in the China-Burma-Inda campaign as a B-24 ball turret gunner. He rose to the rank of Master Sergeant. Shortly after returning from World War II, his lifelong career in trucking began. As a young man, he played semi-pro football for the Hagerstown Marketeers. He retired in 1987. He served as Commander of the Keystone Basha of the CBI. Sgt. McGuffin was an avid golfer, sports fan, artist and volunteer. He enjoyed giving his time to Little League, Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. His generosity, kindness and humor will be fondly remembered.

9th BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel

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