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Joseph Daniel Bogan


On 18 June 1942, Joseph Bogan was one of the Enlisted Men assigned to the 1141st Quartermaster Company at Mac Dill Field, Tampa, Florida from the 171st Quartermaster Platoon Service Center (Aviation), the 784th Quartermaster Company (Truck) and the 785th Quartermaster Company (Truck).

Bogan travelled overseas with the unit and was stationed for stints at both Boxted and Horham in 1943. On 17 September 1943, Pfc. Bogan, Det. "A", 1141st QM Co. Serv Gp (Avn) transferred to 334th Bomb Sqd., 95th Bomb Group PP#1, Special Order #113, Sq.. 95th Bomb Group, APO 634, Station 119.

2 October 1943, Sgt. Barnhart, Sgt. McCurry and Sgt. Bogan (Det. "A"), former of this organization who transferred to Air Corps as Aerial Gunner went on their first mission over Emden, Germany and returned none the worse. Most of the boys were along the runway "sweating" them in.

Details of the three missions Bogan flew with the 95th Bomb Group:
1943-10-02 41 Emden, Germany 42-29943 A.R. Witt (Pilot), J. D. Bogan (Tail Gunner)
1943-10-09 44 Marienburg, Germany 42-30182 N.S. Rothschild (pilot), J. D. Bogan (Ball Turret Gunner)
1943-11-03 48 Wilhelmshaven, Germany 42-30120 L.B. Palmer (pilot), J. D. Bogan (Ball Turret Gunner)

Pfc. Bogan, now S/Sgt. Aerial Gunner, formerly a member of Det. "A", 1141st QM Co. Serv Gp (Avn) and then transferred to 334th Bomb Sqd., 95th Bomb Group was transferred in grade to Air Corps unassigned and attached to 12th Replacement Control Depot, Station 591 pending transportation to the United States for Aviation Cadet Training PP #9, Special Order #302, Hqs. 8th Air Force dated 5 November 1943.

Bogan then transferred to the 813th Bomb Squadron of the 483rd Bomb Group and flew missions from Sterparone airfield, Italy. On 10 September 1944, he was Killed in Action over Austria. His body was repatriated in 1950 and buried in his home town of Warm Springs, VA.


Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron
  • 817th Bomb Squadron
  • 1141st Quartermaster Company


  • 42-29943 'Situation Normal'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 15/6/43; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Alconbury 16/6/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; 335BS [OE-K] Horham 15/6/43; 12/9/43 with A.R. Witt f/d RAF Morton Calence (?); 20...

  • 42-30120 'Patches'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Tinker 23/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 91BG Bassingbourn 15/6/43; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Horham 16/6/43; 16/7/43 with Louis Reno force landed RAF Chedburgh; slight mid-air collision with 42-30601 ...

  • 42-30182 'Blondie II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/43; Smoky Hill 28/4/43; Walla Walla 5/7/43; Tinker 28/5/43; Smoky Hill 1/6/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-E], then 412BS [QW-E] Horham 15/6/43; (25m), Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Jack Moore, Co-pilot:...

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Sterparone

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Virginia, USA 18 April 1920
Lived in Bath County, VA, USA February 1942
Enlisted Fort Meade, MD, USA 6 February 1942

Married at the time of his enlistment

Assigned to the 1141st Quartermaster Company 3108 N Boundary Blvd, Tampa, FL 33621, USA 18 June 1942
Died Austria 10 September 1944
Buried Warm Springs, VA 24484, USA

At Jacob Cleek Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
11 January 2018 17:47:19 Lucy May Changes to role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

And brought in information from duplicate record:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2018 17:32:34 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Same service number - 33138495 - see:
Application for headstone:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:10 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /