LaMoglia, Joseph Vincent, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 0141-Radar Officer
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USAAF 20th Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Ordnance Corps

First Lieutenant



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oaklanda
Last Address
Kochi, Japan

Casualty Date
Jul 03, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 82, Site 122-124

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2004, World War II Fallen [Verified]4

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 Ribbon Bar

AAF Aircrew Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
USAAF 20th Air Force
  1944-1945, USAAF 20th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater2
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 Colleges Attended 
Harvard University
  1939-1942, Harvard University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 11 August 1942 at Berkeley, California. After specialized training in Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR) at Harvard University, MIT, and Boca Raton Field, Florida, he was assigned to the 870th Bomb Squadron, 497th Bombardment Group (VH), 73rd Bomb Wing, XXI Bomber Command, 20th Air Force at Isley Field on Saipan in the Mariana Islands. During the night of 3-4 July 1945, he flew as the Radar Counter Measure Officer aboard Boeing B-29 Super Fortress Serial #42-24774, call sign a-square-22, nicknamed 'Miss Hap' on a mission to incendiary bomb the Kochi urban area of Japan. The aircraft and aircrew were lost when they were hit with Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) fire and crashed into a forest near the city of Kochi.

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