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Joseph M Sala Jr


Killed in Action (KIA) near Halle in B-17 'Borrowed Time' #42-97114.


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97114

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Gt Falls 2/2/44; Dorval 3/2/44; Assigned RAF [HB-777]; transferred USAAF 10/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 1/7/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 17/3/45 with Glendon Brown, Bill Whitlock, Larry Semenza (3 Prisoner of War); Joe Sala,...


Event Location Date
Born San Francisco, California
Killed in action 17 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
03 June 2021 20:05:16 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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04 September 2020 21:42:49 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13112