Joseph Francis Fahlbusch

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 49174 - 1st Lt Joseph F Fahlbusch, 360BS, 303BBG

Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 11-May-44 in B-17 42-97260 'Bow-Ur-Neck-Stevens'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4868

Awards: PH.

1st Lieutenant Joseph F. Fahlbusch was born 3rd October 1919. His next of kin were his wife, Theresa Fahlbusch, his father, William Fahlbusch, and his sister, Dorothy Fahlbusch. He was from Bayonne, New Jersey.
On May 11, 1944, he was the Bombardier aboard “Bow-Er-Neck-Stevens,” B-17 42-97260, of the 303rd Bomb Group, 360th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Saarbrucken, Germany.
Because the remains of Lt Fahlbusch and his crewmates could not be separately identified, they were buried together in a group grave at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

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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: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-799811
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bow-Ur-Neck Steves
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA 1919-10-03 1st Lieutenant Joseph F. Fahlbusch was born October 3, 1919. His next of kin were his wife, Theresa Fahlbusch, his father, William Fahlbusch, and his sister, Dorothy Fahlbusch. He was from Bayonne, New Jersey.

Died

1944-05-11 Shot down 11-May-44 in B-17 42-97260 'Bow-Ur-Neck-Stevens'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4868

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

Molesworth 1944-05-11 Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO Because the remains of LT Fahlbusch and his crewmates could not be separately identified, they were buried together in a group grave at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Revisions

Date20 Apr 2021 14:43:02
ContributorAl_Skiff
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Removed # from A/C Serial to aid clarity and consistency.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37573872/joseph-f-fahlbusch

Date20 Apr 2021 03:22:00
Contributorjmoore43
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Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date28 Mar 2020 02:13:42
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date23 Feb 2015 04:18:01
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IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:15
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4868 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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