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Joseph Nicholas Yragui

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Kenneth Adams

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31535

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; Syracuse 8/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-Y] Kimbolton 24/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ken Adams, Co-pilot: Jack Bowden, Navigator: Vince Morkus, Bombardier: Leon...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Stockton, CA 4 June 1920

Son of Joe C Yragui residing Twin Falls, ID

Enlisted Boise, ID 26 August 1942

Boise, Idaho

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 30 January 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 30 January 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Baled out POW Lubbecke, Germany 30 January 1944

Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876

Hospitalised ZI June 1945 – 29 September 1945

Hospitalised Stateside, till discharged.

Discharged USAAF 29 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 30 January 2018
Buried Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, WA February 2018

Mountain View Cemetery
Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2020 19:32:49 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28747225
https://www.fold3.com/image/608263605
https://www.fold3.com/record/91248096-joseph-n-yragui
https://www.fold3.com/record/702022915-yragui-joseph-n
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203611144/joseph-nicholas-yragui

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2020 19:29:50 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28747225
https://www.fold3.com/image/608263605
https://www.fold3.com/record/91248096-joseph-n-yragui
https://www.fold3.com/record/702022915-yragui-joseph-n
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203611144/joseph-nicholas-yragui

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2876 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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