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Joseph Newton Armstrong

Military

Assigned to 95BS, 17BG, 12AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Neckarelz Railroad Bridge, Germany shot down by Bf109, crashed near Achern. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11590.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Lane Spence

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 95BS, 17BG, 12AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Neckarelz Railroad Bridge, Germany shot down by Bf109, crashed near Achern. Six chutes seen. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11590. Awards: PH.

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Squadron
  • 17th Bomb Squadron

    17th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The 523d Fighter Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 27th Operations Group stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. ...

  • 15th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 43-34238 'Erma'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 438BS, 319BG, 12AF Nov 44 transferred on their conversion to B25's to 95BS, 17BG, 12AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Neckarelz Railroad Bridge, Germany shot down by Bf109, crashed near Achern. Six chutes seen. 1 x POW, 6 x KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Red Bank, TN, USA 29 April 1924

Son of George J and Louise Frances Adeline [Sadler] Armstrong.

Lived in Tennessee, USA 1941
Enlisted Fort Oglethorpe, GA, USA 17 July 1943

Fort Oglethorpe
Georgia

Based 21000 Dijon, France 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 95BS, 17BG, 12AF.

Died Achern, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Neckarelz Railroad Bridge, Germany shot down by Bf109, crashed near Achern. KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR 11590.

Buried Achern, Germany 24 December 1944

Interred
Achern cemetery
Germany

Buried Red Bank, TN, USA 18 January 1949

Re-Interred
Chattanooga Memorial Park
Red Bank
Hamilton County
Tennessee

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2017 21:57:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/88436817_joe_n%20armstrong/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/46703752
http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/m/a/r/Decody-B-Marble/BOOK-0001/0017-0012.html
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12091950

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