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Joseph Stephen Shuster

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 24 December 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) when B-17G #43-38926 'Weary Willy' piloted by Lieutenant William J. Waldron was attacked by fighters and crashed in Belgium.

AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

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People

  • Oscar Eshleman

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot, Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-17G #43-38926 'Weary Willy' Exploded in air after being hit by enemy aircraft fire.

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Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 836th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38926

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 12/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG Lavenham 2/12/44; Missing in Action Darmstadt 24/12/44 with ?; mid air coll with FW 190 en route target; crashed Belgium; Missing Air Crew Report 11675.

Associated Place

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wisconsin
Died Rouvreux, 4140 Sprimont, Belgium 24 December 1944
Buried 1945

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Arrondissement de Verviers
Liège, Belgium
Plot: H Row 15 Grave 52

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2016 18:32:40 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73148986

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, Roll of Honor, The History of the 487th BG Roll of Honor pp. 302-5 and account pp 197-8 MACR 11675 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.487thbg.org/Photos/WaldronCrew.shtml

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