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Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for 1st Lieutenant Joseph F Fahlbusch of the 303rd Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel. The file contains copies of primary documents that discuss the return of personal effects, circumstances and causes of death, and memorialisation of the fallen airman.



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron


  • Joseph Fahlbusch

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97260 'Bow-Er-Neck-Stevens'. Killed in Action (KIA). ...


  • 42-97260

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Kearney 4/3/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-Q] Molesworth 26/3/44; Missing in Action Saarbrucken (8m) 11/5/44 with Capt John Long, Co-pilot: Wilbur Gee, Bombardier: Joe Fahlbusch, Flight engineer/top turret...


Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 08:41:36 rossingtonj Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) researched and donated by Bill Beigel: