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Joseph W Street III

Military

Street was Assigned to the 544th Bomb Group, 384th Bomb Group on 12 June 1943. He served as an armorer with the group, earning a promotion to Corporal on 1 July 1943, and later to Sergeant on 11 August 1943.

On 20 November 1944 Street was transferred out of the 384th Bomb Group and re-assigned to the 492nd Bomb Group.

Street's family believe that he later transferred to the 9th Air Force and went on to serve as a Tail Gunner on B-24 Marauders with the 558th Bomb Squadron, 387th Bomb Group.

Service

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron
  • 558th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania 1918
Enlisted Manchester, New Hampshire 30 June 1942
Lived in Rockingham County, New Hampshire

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2019 09:45:41 Emily Changes to highest rank, role, biography and unit associations
Sources

Personnel record on 384th Bomb Group's website

Image of Street with a B-17 Flying Fortress and other ground personnel, provided by Rick Muckley, Relative.

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2019 11:53:28 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, role, events and unit associations
Sources

Information provided by Richard Muckley, relative.

Enlistment Record via Fold 3

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