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Joseph Milton Ashenmacher


Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour Duty (ETD).


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

    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...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.


  • 43-12433

    P-51 Mustang
    Initially to RAF on 24 August 1943 as FX905. Returned to AAF service on 30 December 1943 and received at Warton 31 December. Issued to 354th FG 356th FS on 27 January where it became "Mackie 3rd/Miss Pea Ridge" AJ-M Pilot Lt Mack Tyner. Acquired codes...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Wisconsin, USA 20 February 1921

Son of George Bernard and Esther Dorothy [Nordwig] Ashenmacher.

Lived in Hartford, Wisconsin 1941
Enlisted Milwaukee, WI, USA 13 May 1942
Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 23 January 1944 – 16 November 1944

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted 19 July 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 16 November 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Crashed Fort Sumner, NM 88119, USA 25 July 1945

450725 P-47D 44-90370 267CCTS Ft. Sumner AAF, NM 2 LACGL 3 Ashenmacher, Joseph M USA NM Ft. Sumner AAF, NM

Buried Hartford, WI, USA December 1991

Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Washington County
Wisconsin, USA

Died Hartford, WI, USA 6 December 1991


Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 16:03:25 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 15:01:58 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History