Buschko, Joseph J., TSgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 755-Radio Operator, Army Air Force
Last AFSC Group
Signal (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, AAF MOS 755, 353rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1944
USAAFEnlisted Collar Insignia
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
353rd Bomb Squadron
Cerignola, Italy

Casualty Date
Jan 21, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Mediterranean Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Sicily-Rome, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Walls of the Missing

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  1943-1944, AAF MOS 755, 301st Bombardment Group, Heavy

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301st Bombardment Group, Heavy Unit Page
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
AAF MOS 755-Radio Operator, Army Air Force
Location
Oudna
Country/State
Tunisia
   
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 301st Bombardment Group, Heavy Details

301st Bombardment Group, Heavy


























Assigned 8th AAF: 9 August 1942





The 99th Bomb Group, 347th Squadron's, Cotton Eyed Joe, 42-29480, makes a crash landing at the 301st's hard-surfaced runway at Tafaraoui, Algeria.




Wing/Command Assignment




B-17F-50-BO "Skinhead"
Unit: 32nd BS, 301st BG, 5th BW, 15th AF, USAAF
Serial: 42-5350 (c/n.3889)

September 1943.






SPECIAL DELIVERY II B-17F-5-BO 41-24418

301st Bomb Group 32nd Bomb Squadron

Assigned to the 352nd Bomb squadron at Westover, this B17F was initially named as "Mickey Finn" and flew eleven missions from Chelveston bearing that name. Lt Walter A Williams flew the Fort on the 301BG's first combat sortie to Rouen on 5th September 1942. When the group redeployed to Tafaraoui in North Africa, #418 was transferred into 32BS and re-named as "Special Delivery II" after the originally named Fort suffered flak damage in mid December and was scrapped.

Sixty-eight more missions were completed before "Special Delivery II" was considered "War Weary" and sent back to the USA proudly sporting at least eight swastikas for fighter kills. Here it was used to train the seemingly endless line of fledgling aircrews at Rapid City AAB, including men destined for service with 398BG. In October 1944, it was worn out and written off.






42-5143 "Dirty Gertie"



Back Row, L to R: Harry L. Brown, Top Turret Gunner; James H. Gant, Bombardier; Stephen W. Henry, Pilot; James W. Collins, Radio Operator; Derwood D. Nall, Co-Pilot; Eugene R. Ulrich, Navigator

Front Row, L to R: Guy S. Crump, Ball Turret; William H. Drews, Tail Gunner; Edward D. Donadio, Waist Gunner;Name Unknown, Crew Chief.





T/Sgt. Harry L. Brown of the B-17 "Dirty Gertie" passed away in 2000

Rank General Order Date Notes Award Ribbon & Device
Harry Brown

T/Sgt.



05/24/1943



AM/OLC


Harry Brown

T/Sgt.



07/25/1943



DFC


VIII BC 9 August 1942 
VIII BC, 1 BW August 1942 




















Combat Aircraft:

B-17F 
 


























Stations
































CHELVESTON 9 August 1942 to December 1942
PODINGTON 18 August 1942 to 2 September 1942 
 
































Group COs































Col. Ronald R. Walker 3 February 1942 to 2 September 1942 

First Mission: 5 September 1942 
Last Mission: 8 November 1942 
Missions: 8 
Total Sorties: 104 
Total Bomb Tonnage: 186
Aircraft MIA: 1 
 






































 


































 













































 























Activated 3 February 1942 at Geiger Field in Washington. Equipped with B-17s and moved to Alamogordo AAB, New Mexico on the 27th of May 1942. Aircraft went to Muroc, and did not reach Alamogordo until mid June 1942. The Ground unit moved to Richmond, Virginia and on the 19 of July 1942 left for Fort Dix, New Jersey at the start of the overseas movement. The aircraft went to Brained Field in Conn. on the 23 to 30 June 1942 and then moved to Westover Field Mass. The first aircraft departed for the United Kingdom on the 23rd of July 1942 flying the northern ferry route.
 

 














































Assigned to the 12th AF, XII BC on 14 September 1942 but continued to operate under VIII BC. The aircraft left for south-west coast bases on the 20th to 23rd of November 1942 and flew direct to North Africa. The ground unit left Chelveston on the 8th of December 1942 and sailed in convoy from Liverpool. the Group operated with the 12th AF in the Mediterranean theater and later with the 15th AF from Italy. They flew strategic bombing missions over southern Germany and the Balkans. Established as a B-29 group in the US in 1946. Later as a b-47 wing and when this type of aircraft was withdrawn from inventory converted to KC-135 tankers.

Type
Combat - Bomber Units
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Bombardment Units
Strength
Group
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
   
   
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301st Bombardment Group, Heavy

Facilla, Joseph T., TSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Technical Sergeant
Maulding, Otto T., TSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Technical Sergeant
Nugent, Patrick B., TSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Technical Sergeant
Alexander, Hayward S., TSgt, (1942-1945) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Beene, Alfred L., TSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Birbiglia, Charles J., SSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Brenzo, Henry S., TSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Brenzo, Henry S., TSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Busby, Joel B., TSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Connell, Julian P., SSgt, (1941-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Frazier, George E., TSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Frazier, George E., TSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Greenwood, Horace K., SSgt, (1940-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Hays, Glen R., TSgt, (1942-1945) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Helm, Thomas J., TSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Helsabeck, Hilary F., TSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Henrie, Keith W., TSgt, (1941-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Hollingsworth, Oscar R., TSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Maulding, Otto T., TSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Meyer, Raymond G., SSgt, (1941-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Most, William M., SSgt, (1941-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Nugent, Patrick B., TSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Proietti, John A., TSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Robinson, Rodman H., SSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Rueffer, Edwin M., TSgt, (1940-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Salasek, Joseph K., TSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Saucier, Thomas W., TSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Simon, Aubrey C., TSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Simon, Aubrey C., TSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
White, Frank J., SSgt, (1943-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Staff Sergeant
Facilla, Joseph T., TSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Greenwood, Horace K., SSgt, (1940-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Haglund, Robert G., SSgt, (1943-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Halstein, Robert J., SSgt, (1941-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Naglich, John, Sgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Padgett, Ernest G., TSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Poe, Edsell N., SSgt, (1941-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Powell, James W., SSgt, (1942-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Stone, Neal R., SSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Stone, Neal R., SSgt, (1942-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Thomas, John A., Sgt, (1943-1945) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Vellozzi, Julius C., Sgt, (1941-1944) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Wagner, Raymond D., Sgt, (1941-1943) A25 AAF MOS 755 Sergeant
Eaton Jr., Frederick C., Lt Col, (1939-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Lieutenant Colonel
Adcock, David, 1st Lt, (1942-1945) A08 AAF MOS 1036 First Lieutenant
Booker, Denis G., Capt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Bullock, Philip M., 1st Lt, (1941-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1054 First Lieutenant
Clowe, Charles F., Capt, (1942-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Dodge, Jerry E., Capt, (1942-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Dodge, Jerry E., Capt, (1942-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Fratalli, Vincent C., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Gibson, John N., 1st Lt, (1942-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Godwin, Bobby M., 1st Lt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Goen, Robert W., Capt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Hammond, Earl Lloyd, Capt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Henningsen, Peter V., 1st Lt, (1942-1944) A08 AAF MOS 1035 First Lieutenant
Howell, Ernest F., 1st Lt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Hurley, Joseph A., 1st Lt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Miller, Calvin C., 1st Lt, (1941-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant

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