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Joseph J Vacha


Shot down and crashed near Fahrestoft in B-24 'Shicago Shirl' #42-110184. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Born Maywood, Illinois, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 25 August 1944
Died 25 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
26 March 2020 22:18:29 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:22 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8295 / MACR 8295 & Page 283 of the book LIBERATORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database