Jay Joyce

Military

Object Number - UPL 7184 - 2nd Lt Lawrence Cook Crew: Back Row L to R: Thomas Mikulka-TG; John J Alexander, Jr-WG; Milo Blakely-WG; Jay Joyce-RO; John R Kyler-BGT; John...

Shot down by fighters and Flak on return from mission to Frankfurt on 4 February 1944 in B-17F #42-30423. Prisoner of War (POW).

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32363852
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36030654 at enlistment, then O-754310
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13070999 at enlistment, then O-735248
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39307023
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13096872
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 326th Bomb Squadron

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Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Hellier, Pike County, Kentucky 18 August 1922

Enlisted

11 July 1942 Huntington, West Virginia

Other

Prisoner Of War (POW)

4 February 1944 Interned at Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany. NARA WWII POW record : "Returned to Military Control on 3 July 1945."

Other

Honorably discharged

5 November 1945

Died

13 August 1996 West Newton, Pennsylvania
Glo, Floyd County, Kentucky

Buried

Jay Joyce rests at the Monongahela Cemetery in Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date27 May 2020 12:41:41
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2237
NARA WWII Enlistment records
WWII Draft Card
NARA WWII POW records
NARA WWII Casualties
Veterans Affairs BIRLS death File

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:04
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2237 / MACR 2237, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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