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Joseph Francis Thornsberry

Military

The missions listed in his bio are missions that he appears on the load a/c load list. The missions listed do not represent all the missions he flew.

Service

Units served with

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 487th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rayville, Louisiana 21 February 1921
Enlisted Jackson, Mississippi 18 September 1941
Combat Mission Trento, Italy 5 November 1944

43-4056

Combat Mission Cittadella, Italy 10 November 1944

43-27540

Combat Mission Faenza, Italy 16 November 1944

43-27570

Combat Mission Zidani, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia) 17 November 1944

43-27570

Combat Mission Magenta, Italy 28 November 1944

43-4011

Combat Mission Rovereto, Italy 10 December 1944

43-4031

Combat Mission Lavis, Italy 10 December 1944

43-27540

Combat Mission Pordenone, Italy 26 December 1944

43-27540

Combat Mission Trento, Italy 20 January 1945

43-27510

Combat Mission PIacenza, Italy 8 February 1945

43-27540

Lived in Rayville, Louisiana 26 June 1945
Died Mineola, Texas 11 May 1948

Thornsberry was killed with another airman when a car accident threw them both from the vehicle into a creek where they drowned.

Buried Baskin, Louisiana 16 May 1948

Sunflower Cemetery
Baskin, Franklin Parish, Louisiana, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2022 22:51:54 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://57thbombwing.com/340th_History/487th_History/missions/340thMissio...

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2022 22:48:45 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/335016407:2238?tid=&pi...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8939&h=1821261&...
http://57thbombwing.com/340th_History/487th_History/missions/340thMissio...

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