Joel Anderson Berly Jr

Military
media-36770.jpeg UPL 36770 "Lead crew on bombing mission to Oranienburg, Germany, in front of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 360th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group. England, 10 April 1945."

Rear L-R: T/Sgt Joel A Berly, Capt Darius Raymond Davis, 1Lt Rufus S Charlton, Maj William Charles "Bill" Heller
Front L-R: T/Sgt Ernest G. Schieferstein, 1Lt William J Kennedy, 2Lt Robert L Johnson, 2Lt Robert F Vail

Object Number - UPL 36770 - "Lead crew on bombing mission to Oranienburg, Germany, in front of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 360th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group. England, 10...

Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. On 3rd mission, an aborted mission to Stuttgart; Crashed Braydon Crag, Cheviot Hills on 16-Dec-44 returning to base due to failure of Gee and radio compass. Retired to Duty (RTD). Became lead radio operator and flew with 303 until war ended.



Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Mascot
  • Nationality: British
  • Role/Job: Sheep dog
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13119430 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 16 December 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Anderson, South Carolina 31 October 1924 Son of Joel Anderson Snr and Grace F Berly.

Enlisted

Clemson, SC 10 December 1942

Other

Survived crash RTD

Braydon Crag, Cheviot Hills 16 December 1944 Aborted mission to Stuttgart; Crashed Braydon Crag, Cheviot Hills on 16-Dec-44 RTD

Died

Florence, SC 8 October 2003

Buried/ Commemorated

Old Stone Church Cemetery, Clemson, SC 13 October 2003 Old Stone Church Cemetery Clemson, Pickens County, SC

Based

Molesworth Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster

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