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Joseph F Fahlbusch

Military

Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-17 #4297260 'Bow-Er-Neck-Stevens. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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1st Lieutenant Joseph F. Fahlbusch was born October 3, 1919. His next of kin were his wife, Theresa Fahlbusch, his father, William Fahlbusch, and his sister, Dorothy Fahlbusch. He was from Bayonne, New Jersey.
On May 11, 1944, he was the Bombardier aboard “Bow-Er-Neck-Stevens,” B-17 tail #42-97260, of the 303rd Bomb Group, 360th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Saarbrucken, Germany.
Because the remains of LT Fahlbusch and his crewmates could not be separately identified, they were buried together in a group grave at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Service

People

  • John Long

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Took off from Molesworth on slow timing flight in B17 42-37757. Landing gear failed upon approach so wheels-up landing made on grass. 9 x RTD. 10-Dec-43. Failed to Return (FTR) 11-May-44 in B...

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bayonne, New Jersey, USA 3 October 1919

1st Lieutenant Joseph F. Fahlbusch was born October 3, 1919. His next of kin were his wife, Theresa Fahlbusch, his father, William Fahlbusch, and his sister, Dorothy Fahlbusch. He was from Bayonne, New Jersey.

Killed in Action (KIA) Saarbrücken, Germany 11 May 1944

On May 11, 1944, he was the Bombardier aboard “Bow-Er-Neck-Stevens,” B-17 tail #42-97260, of the 303rd Bomb Group, 360th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Saarbrucken, Germany.

Died 11 May 1944
Buried Saint Louis, MO, USA

Because the remains of LT Fahlbusch and his crewmates could not be separately identified, they were buried together in a group grave at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2015 04:18:01 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4868 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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