Joseph Julius Scuglik

Military

Object Number - UPL 45741 - Jerry Bryan Payne Crew 388th BG - 561st BS - 8th AF Most of these men were shot down on 20 Feb 1944 Maxbauer and Scuglik were not on the mission. ...

WIA

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-803675
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-748292
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ikky Poo
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lady Lillian
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron 803rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 13 April 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Kenosha, Wisconsin 5 April 1922

Enlisted

Milwaukee, WI 2 November 1942

Other

Wounded In Action

Augsburg, Germany 13 April 1944 Scuglik was wounded by a 20mm shell in an attack that killed the pilot of a/c 42-32030, Prentice Weathers. He was off flying status for almost a month while he recovered.

Died

8 January 2019 Loving Husband, Father, Servant of God and Patriot, Joseph Scuglik, 96, of Kenosha, passed away Jan. 8, 2019 at his home. Joe was born in Kenosha on April 5, 1922, to Stefan and Pauline Scuglik. He was educated in Kenosha Schools. From 1942-1945, Joe served in the Army Air Corps during World War II flying over 30 missions in the B17 as a Flight Engineer and Top Turret Gunner. Joe and his crew crash landed 3 times and he was presented the "Lucky Bastard Club" award. Joe earned a Purple Heart when he was injured as his plane was strafed with machinegun fire, killing the pilot, while Joe, as the top turret gunner, as well as the waist gunner were wounded. He also was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with a four-leaf cluster, the European-African-Middle East Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, The Normandy-Northern Europe Ribbon for his D-Day Missions, The American Defense Medal, The French Cross Honorable Conflict and Victory Medal for World War II. Joe proudly was among the veterans that participated in the second honor flight of Wisconsin WWII veterans in May of 2010. After his time in the service, Joe returned to the United States and married Bernice Burdick on July 28, 1945. He worked his career at MacWhyte Wire Rope as Rope Mill Superintendent until his retirement. Joseph was a dedicated lifelong member of St Anthony's Catholic Church in Kenosha and he served his parish over 50 years as a trustee and usher. Joe was also a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokol, First Catholic Slovak Union and many MacWhyte Clubs.

Buried

Kenosha, Wisconsin 23 January 2019 All Saints Mausoleum Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Enlisted

Kenosha, WI 1813 44th Street

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