Joe Bruce Maloy Jr

Military

Entered service at Ft. McClellan, AL in Jan-43. Joined 392nd BG March 1944. Pilot-Fred C Shere. Shot down on 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28759 on mission to Berlin, Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIB to 3-May-45. Rank at end of WWII was Staff Sergeant.



Awards: POW, PH, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 392nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 577th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20938904 / O-745956
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 577th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 17b, Krems an der Donau, Austria

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Montgomery, Alabama, USA 8 October 1923 Son of Joe B Sr and Lucretia [Boothe] Maloy.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Krems an der Donau, Austria 29 April 1944 - 3 May 1945 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft XVIIB.

Other

Baled out

49626 Bippen, Germany 29 April 1944 Shot down on 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28759 on mission to Berlin.

Died

30 January 2006

Enlisted

Fort McClellan, Anniston, AL 36201, USA

Based

Wendling 29 April 1944 Assigned to 577BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried/ Commemorated

Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia

Revisions

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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4462 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database