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Joseph R Farley

Military

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort Hannover en return near Beilefeld hit by ground fire in P-47 42-75457, crashed near Loddenheide Killed in Action (KIA). 28-May-44 MACR 5027.

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-75457

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to NW Germany, on return with section looking for targets to strafe, hit by flak and crashed Bielefeld, Germany. Lt Joseph R Farley KIA 28-May-44 MACR 5027.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Duval County, FL, USA 1920
Lived in Duval County, FL, USA 1941
Enlisted Jacksonville, FL, USA 6 January 1942
Died Loddenheide 5, 48155 Münster, Germany 28 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort Hannover en return near Beilefeld hit by ground fire in P-47 42-75457, crashed near Loddenheide KIA. MACR 5027.

Buried Münster, Germany 29 May 1944

Interred
Kaus-Spittal POW Cemetery
Near Munster, Germany

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2017 09:53:00 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-75457&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28657442
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762476?terms=O-806645%20Joseph%20R%20Farley
https://www.fold3.com/record/529855134-joseph-r-farley
https://www.fold3.com/record/83985915-joseph-r-farley
Mission 376: Battle Over the Reich, May 28, 1944 By Ivo de Jong
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56358099/joseph-r.-farley

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5027 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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