Bernard J. Mussmann, MM3c
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Bernard J. Mussmann, MM3c
Bernard Mussmann passed away on May 5, 1981
March 19th, 1944 Saltshaker Newsletter:
Late Tuesday night our distinguised medical officers, Dr. Loftin and Dr. Whitehead, crossed blades again and came out with the appendix of B. J. Mussmann, F1c, A Div. The doughty lad is well on the way to recovery.
April 5th, 2001
I was looking for the Ship USS Salt Lake on the web and I came upon your
website! Because all I have of my fathers days in the navy are his discharge
paper and a newspaper article with his picture in uniform and them saying he
was coming home.
Clinton, IA. 1943-1944
Bernard J. Mussmann, whose wife lives in Clinton, IA., is a member of the crew aboard a heavy cruiser [not allowed to name her], veteran in nearly every major raid and bombardment from the Aleutians to the South Pacific.
Bernard J. Mussmann, MM3c, whose wife Mary lives in Clinton, IA., is among
498 men aboard a heavy cruiser[not allowed to name] in the West Pacific
who are simultaneously waging war against the Japs and providing for their
own peacetime security by putting their navy pay into U. S. War Bonds.
Bernard J. Mussmann, MM3c, was aboard the USS Salt Lake City when she
hurled more than 150,000 tons of projectiles at enemy planes, ships, and
land emplacements off Okinawa.
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