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SSGT Joseph Francis Thornsberry
Tail Gunner
340th BG - 487th BS - 12th AF



  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 487th Bomb Squadron
  • Twelfth Air Force

    Twelfth Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...


  • Joseph Thornsberry

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner
    The missions listed in his bio are missions that he appears on the load a/c load list. The missions listed do not represent all the missions he flew.


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