SECOND LIEUTENANT JOSEPH WILLIAM KISKA; ARMY AIR FORCE

October 5, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – August 28, 2012 (Norwalk, CT)
Lived at 12 Cleveland Terrace prior to enlisting
Enlisted September 18, 1942
B-17 Co-pilot
96TH BOMB GROUP, 339TH BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON

Received the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal.

Co-pilot of B17G tail #42-40016, aka “The Character”. Shot down over Augsburg, Germany and crashed 30 miles southwest of Augsburg. Captured on April 13, 1944. Transported to Stalag Luft 1 at Barth, Germany. Germans abandoned the camp on April 30, 1945. He was discharged on November 29, 1945. Of the 10 person crew, 6 were Killed In Action.

Buried at Arlington National Cemetery; Section 64, Grave 4413.

From Arlington National Cemetery “Explorer”

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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