22, 1944 he was co-pilot on a B-24J (S/N: 42-51300) with a crew of 9 leaving from Castelluccio, Italy on a bombing mission on the Lobau oil storage installation at Vienna, Austria. (MACR #8002) He graduated from Spence Field, S/N: O-820446.
He flew P-51’s from San Severo, Italy from July 1944 to Nov. On this date he hit a tree while on a straffing mission (30th). He spent 3 weeks in a Bratislavia prison and 6 months as a P.
His plane was hit and he bailed out at 1000 feet (MACR #9958). 21, 1944, he was flying a P-51D (S/N 44-15062) on a Fighter Sweep from Lesina, Italy on a Yugoslavia target. After the Korean War, Joseph was part of the Strategic Air Command until he retired in 1968 as a Lieutenant Colonel. After the war he was with the Western Electric Co., then with Bell Labs. He was 19 years old when he went to Italy and flew his first mission on Aug. Robert washed out of Primary and became a Gunner and Navigator on B-24’s. He brought down two German fighter planes and drove off others as they attacked U.
Flew 69 missions in P-51s over Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands while serving with the 359th Fighter Group, 368th Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force. See and He graduated from Turner Field, S/N: O-820694.
On about his 15th mission, his B-17 (S/N: 43-37920) was hit by fighters.
It was speculated that he was killed by Germans on the ground.
Obituaries that are probably his and his wife’s suggest Maria Hudson, born Sept. The ship suffered engine fire and severe vibration.
After hitting their target, their ship fell behind.
In 1948 he became active in the Illinois National Guard and retired in 1964 as Capt. He graduated from Turner Field, Albany, GA, S/N: O-820710. He was assigned to the 785th Squadron, 466th Bomb Group (Heavy), 96th Combat Wing, 2nd Air Division, 8th Air Force at Attlebridge Airbase near Norwich, England, Station 120. F., 36th Bomb Squadron – Radar Counter Measures (RCM) Squadron (see He had Basic at Cochran Field and graduated from Turner Field.