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Mitchell, Joseph Ralph


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 18:22:12

Mitchell, Joseph Ralph

Hudson, IA

Serial No: 0-461261

Born: Dec. 30, 1918

Parents: Robert and Mary Mitchell

Entered Army: Jun 1, 1942, ROTC Commission in F.A. Transferred to Air Corps, 1943.

Training in US: Ames, IA; Camp Roberts, CA; Fort Sill, OK; Fort Ethan Allen, VT; Maxwell Field, AL; Jackson, MS; Greenville, MS; Columbus, MS; Westover Field, MA; Smyrna, TN; Davis Monthan Field, AZ

Left for Overseas: New York on Jun 1, 1944; arrived Scotland on Jun 6, 1944. Assigned B-24 Pilot in 8th AAF, 2nd B Div., 20th C.W., 93rd Bomb. Group, 330th Bomb Sq.

Sent to Front: Jul 5, 1944

Engagements: Normandy, Ardennes, Northern France, Germany

Medals-Ribbons: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, EAME Theater, Victory

Returned to US: From Southampton, England; arrived Boston, MA on Feb 2, 1945

Discharged: Davis Monthan Field, AZ on Jun 29, 1947

Rating: Major

Months in Service: In US, 51; overseas, 9

Present Occupation: Farming

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


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