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Joseph L Bolger

Military

Shot down by fighters just after bombs away on a mission to Brunswick on 20 Febr 1944 in B-24H 42-52139 'Birney Marlin'. Some of the crew baled out and a/c crashed near Gottingen. Prisoner of War (POW).
He died in November 1996

Service

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Prisoner of war 20 February 1944
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2022 14:55:54 Helen Changes to biography
Sources

453rdBG newsletter Sept. 1997

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2780, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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