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Joseph Navarro


Shot down 2 November 1944 in B-17 #42-106998 'Paper Doll', Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 751st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-106998 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 29/1/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 28/2/44; transferred 751BS/457BG [V] Glatton 2/3/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Graeme Bow, Navigator: George McGee, Bombardier: Dick Hibschman, Ball turret gunner:...


Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 2 November 1944


Date Contributor Update
08 February 2021 19:40:19 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:59 AAM AAM ingest

1993 457th BGA Roster, MACR 10322 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10322 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database