Lang, Joseph Leo, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 4th Fighter Group
Service Years
1941 - 1944

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Boston, Massachusetts
Last Address
RAF Debden (USAAF 156), Essex, England

Casualty Date
Oct 14, 1944
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial - Epinal, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot A, Row 9, Grave 47

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 Unofficial Badges 

Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal

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World War II Fallen
  2013, World War II Fallen

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Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)Royal Air Force (RAF)334th Fighter Squadron  - Fighting Eagles4th Fighter Group
  1941-1942, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1942-1943, Royal Air Force (RAF)
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 334th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Eagles
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 4th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
Supermarine Spitfire  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1943, Supermarine Spitfire
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was in the RAF before joining the USAAF Jul 1, 1943. He was credited with destroying 7.83 enemy aircraft in aerial combat plus 4 more on the ground. Several sources say he was shot down near St. Dizier, Haute-Marne, France but others say it was in Germany, either near Mannheim or Kaiserslautern.
He is also memorialized on the 4th Fighter Group Memorial at the USAF Museum, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio.

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