Joseph Roscoe Amber

Military
media-53430.jpeg UPL 53430 Donald A Currie Jr and crew, B-17 42-31034 'Bonny Donnie', Donald A Currie kneels centre.

Other crew members: 1Lt Clayton Alan Johnston (CP), 1Lt Morey B Jeffery (N),1Lt Roy Richard Winn (B), T/Sgt Cosmo Anthony DiPierro Sr (RO), T/Sgt Earl C. Gibson (TT), S/Sgt's Cecil L. Graf (BTG), Walter L Surprise (TG), Marvel T. Severson (WG), Joe R Amber (WG).

Object Number - UPL 53430 - Donald A Currie Jr and crew, B-17 42-31034 'Bonny Donnie', Donald A Currie kneels centre. Other crew members: 1Lt Clayton Alan Johnston (CP), 1Lt...

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Don Currie crew. 38 x combat missions. ETD





Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-348319
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Commanding Officer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fearless Fosdick
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ice Cold Katy
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bonnie Donnie
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fool's Luck
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pakawalup II
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron 615th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 30 November 1944
  • Date: 30 October 1944
  • Date: 19 October 1944
  • Date: 7 October 1944
  • Date: 30 September 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Lovilia, IA 30 May 1921

Enlisted

7 November 1942

Other

Discharged USAAF

11 October 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

Carlsbad, NM 1 October 1987

Buried/ Commemorated

Carlsbad Cemetery Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM 4 October 1987 Carlsbad Cemetery Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico

Based

Deenethorpe Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF

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