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Joseph Myers Jr

Military

Joseph Myers served as a pilot with the 55th Fighter Group and with the 78th Fighter Group. He also served in Korea and Vietnam. Retired from USAF in October 1970.

DSC/ DFC w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 13 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Croix de Guerre/ DUC/ LOM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster.

See also:
http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/106113/b...
http://www.sptimes.com/News/010501/SouthPinellas/Retired_Brig_Gen_Jose.s...

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hazard, Kentucky 24 December 1918
Transferred from 38th FS, 55th FG to 82nd FS, 78th FG August 1944
Transferred from 82nd FS to 78th FG HQ 5 December 1944
Died 4 January 2001
Cremated St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Buried

Plot: Sec: 6-S ROW 4, Site: 3

The ashes of his wife Margaret A Myers (1922-2006) are also entombed in the same plot.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2017 16:12:26 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49263388

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2017 16:07:02 Lucy May Changes to biography
Sources

http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/106113/b...
http://www.sptimes.com/News/010501/SouthPinellas/Retired_Brig_Gen_Jose.s...

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2017 16:05:52 Lucy May Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster on page 132 in 'Eagles of Duxford' book by Fry
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Damick listed Myers as a Jr but have not added to this record based on the photo of Myers grave in Arlington - see:
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=49263388&PIpi=138...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45; 55th FG newsletter

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