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Joseph Robert Armistead


Joseph Armistead served as a pilot with the 641st Bomb Squadron of the 409th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Little Walden, England. On 11 June 1944, he was piloting A-20 43-9703 when it collided with A-20 43-9946 soon after take-off. Armistead died when the aircraft crash landed.


Units served with


  • 43-9703

    A-20 Havoc
    On 11 June 1944, A-20 43-9703 collided with A-20 43-9946 over Little Walden airfield and crashed nearby. The pilot, Joseph R Armistead, died. The aircraft was salvaged 13 June 1944.

Associated Place

  • Little Walden

    Military site : airfield
    Little Walden was built as a Class A airfield suitable for American heavy bombers. The 409th Bomb Group, as part of the Ninth Air Force, was stationed at the base between March and September 1944, flying A-20 Havocs. ...


Event Location Date
Born Alabama, USA 25 June 1918
Died Little Walden, Saffron Walden CB10 1XA, UK 11 June 1944
Buried 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA

At Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
08 January 2018 14:30:20 Lucy May Changes to service number

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2018 14:28:30 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations