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Joseph E Shupe

Military

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Schwering aerodrome in P-51D 42-106921, struck ground with air scoop which was ripped off, A/C then hit by flak and crash landed near Kaegsdorf pilot Lt Joseph E Shupe prisoner of war (POW) 21-May-44. MACR 5001.

Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory.

Post War: Remained in USAF rising to Major.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106921 'Baltimore Babe'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Vincent W Ambrose. Re-assigned to Lt Emory G Johnson. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Schwering aerodrome, struck ground with air scoop which was ripped off, A/C then hit by flak...

  • 42-103319

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Joseph E Scule.

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tennessee, USA 22 October 1922
Lived in Bristol, Tennessee 1940
Crashed Dale Mabry Hwy, Florida, USA 19 October 1943

Taxiing Accident Ground Collision Dale Mabry Field, Florida Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Joseph E Shupe, 19-Oct-43.

P-47G 42-24934 - 306FS 338G

Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944 – 21 May 1944

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Shot down Kägsdorf, 18230 Bastorf, Germany 21 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Schwering aerodrome in P-51D 42-106921, struck ground with air scoop which was ripped off, A/C then hit by flak and crash landed near Kaegsdorf pilot Lt Joseph E Shupe prisoner of war (POW) 21-May-44. MACR 5001.

Prisoner of war (POW) Zagan, Poland 21 May 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of war (POW).

Buried Kennedale, TX, USA May 1998

Emerald Hills Memorial Park
Kennedale
Tarrant County
Texas, USA.

Died Arlington, TX, USA 19 May 1998

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 15:57:59 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Shupe
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Shupe%2C+Joseph+E
https://www.fold3.com/image/28656393
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Shupe%2C+Joseph+E
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Shupe&GSfn=Joseph&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5001 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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