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Earl B Joswick

Military

Earl B. Joswick, Staff Sergeant, Ball Turret Gunner, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress; United States Army Air Forces, Eighth Air Force, 95th Bomb Group (Heavy), 334th squadron, aircrew “Ten Aces.” European Theater, WWII Veteran. POW (Stalag IV), Awarded the Air Medal, Purple Heart, and POW medal. Member of The Eighth Air Force Historical Society of Minnesota (past President), The 95th Bomb Group (H) Association, American Ex-Prisoners of War and proud to have been part of The Greatest Generation.
Earl Joswick's 8th AFHS-MN webpage
https://sites.google.com/site/8thafhsmn/pictures/photoshop
Earl liked attending air shows, and he was interviewed by Bill Morgan, Staff Writer for an article in the July 11, 2009 Sherburne County Citizen and the WWII History Round Table in Rochester.

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Vielbrunn on 7/19/44 in B-17 'Ten Aces' #42-38178, Prisoner of War (POW).

(Dwight F. Brooks built a 1/10 scale model - a 10 foot wingspan - of "Ten Aces" which is owned by the 8th AFHS-MN.)

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38178 'Ten Aces'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/1/44; Gr Island 16/1/44/ Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Horham 11/2/44; 45 missions, Missing in Action Schweinfurt 19/7/44 with Tony Hamlik, Co-pilot: George Rudloff, Navigator: Hal Smith, Bombardier: Bob Diles, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Waynata, Minnesota
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 19 July 1944

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2020 19:41:59 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
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Added a connection to Stalag Luft IV per POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2020 19:24:14 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
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Added a unit connection to the 8th AF.

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2020 19:20:34 jmoore43 Changes to awards
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Added the awards mentioned in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2020 03:53:57 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
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Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2020 03:50:07 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2014 12:52:30 call0031 Changes to biography
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https://sites.google.com/site/8thafhsmn/pictures/photoshop

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2014 12:40:11 call0031 Changes to biography
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https://sites.google.com/site/8thafhsmn/pictures/photoshop

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7409 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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