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Joseph Sidney Busenbark

Military

Assigned to 396FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Trier, Germany. Having shot down 1 x Fw190 engine started running roughly missing badly, set course for home crash landed near Lissendorf, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11428.

Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 368th Fighter Group

    368th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 368th Fighter Group flew P-47s in combat from England from March 1944. In the days after D-Day the Group supported Allied ground troops fighting in the Cherbourg penisula and then around St. Lo. The Group received a DUC for flying seven missions in...

  • 396th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-76482

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 396FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Trier, Germany. Having shot down 1 x Fw190 engine started running roughly missing badly, set course for home crash landed near Lissendorf, Germany. Pilot 2Lt Joseph S...

Associated Place

  • Chilbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cochise, AZ 85606, USA 21 August 1917

Son of Andrew Joseph and Annie C [Adams] Busenbark.

Lived in Pearce, AZ 85610, USA 1941
Based Chilbolton 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 396FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed Lissendorf, Germany 23 December 1944

Fw190 destroyed Lissendorf 23-Dec-44.

Died Lissendorf, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Trier, Germany. Having shot down 1 x Fw190 engine started running roughly missing badly, set course for home crash landed near Lissendorf, Germany. KIA. MACR 11428.

Buried 1945

Tablets of the Missing Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten
Netherlands

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