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Joseph D Spiess

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KIA near Schieben in B-17 #448704. March 19, 1945, Glen Wallace wrote in his diary, "What a screwed-up mission! Briefed to hit Rhuland, but didn't. Made a run over it and caught pretty accurate flak. Then we made a run on a secondary and c

1st Lieutenant Joseph D. Spiess was born March 19, 1916. His next of kin were his mother, Balbino Spiess, and his sister, Agnes Spiess. He was from St. Louis, Missouri.
On March 19, 1945, he was the Pilot aboard B-17 tail #44-8704 when it went down over Wormlage, Germany.
He is buried at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

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  • Howard Brown

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. March 19, 1945, Glen Wallace wrote in his diary, "What a screwed-up mission! Briefed to hit Rhuland, but didn't. Made a run over it and caught pretty accurate flak. Then we made a run on a secondary and caught more. We also we

Units served with

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  • 44-8704

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/11/44; Hunter 17/12/44; Dow Fd 5/12/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG Snetterton 22/1/45; Missing in Action Jena Opt Wks 19/3/45 with Capt Francis Jones, Co-pilot: Dave Thomas, Bombardier: George Vandruff, Radio Operator: Herb Rotfeld,...

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Event Location Date
Born St Louis, Missouri, USA 19 March 1916

1st Lieutenant Joseph D. Spiess was born March 19, 1916. His next of kin were his mother, Balbino Spiess, and his sister, Agnes Spiess. He was from St. Louis, Missouri.

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 19 March 1945

On March 19, 1945, he was the Pilot aboard B-17 tail #44-8704 when it went down over Wormlage, Germany.

Buried Saint Louis, MO, USA

He is buried at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2015 23:41:07 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to middlename, role, biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13571 / MACR 13571, Snetterton Falcons, pg 238, 245 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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