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1Lt Joseph Ogrin
Birth: Jan., 1920
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1945
Domfront, France

1920 US Federal Census
Pennsylvania, Westmoreland Co,
Crossroads Dist Rostraver Twp
Enumerated February 12, 1920
Joseph Ogrin One Month Jan 1920 PA

1942-1947 Jewish Seviceman Cards
Joseph Ogrin 2nd Lt
Next of Kin Mrs Esther M Ogrin (wife)
18618 Shawnee Ave, Cleveland OH

World War II ended on August 15, 1945
Service Personnel Not Recovered Following WWII
Svs # Svs Name Svs Rank Date of Loss
OGRIN, JOSEPH O689813 AAF 1 LT 06/23/1945

WWII Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
Joseph Ogrin of Ohio
1st Lt in the 401st Fighter Squadron 370th Fighter Group
Died 23 Jun 1945 in Normandy, France

Last Known Status: Missing

US Awards: Purple Heart Medal
Air Medal
Addtl Army Awards

History
Established in mid-1943 at Westover Field, Massachusetts, equipped with P-47 Thunderbolts. Trained under I Fighter Command in New England, being deployed to the European Theater of Operations (ETO), and assigned to Ninth Air Force in England. Was converted from P-47s to P-38 Lightnings upon arrival in the ETO.
From British airfields the squadron flew sweeps over Occupied France, attacking radar installations and flak towers, and escorted bombers that attacked bridges and marshalling yards in France as the Allies prepared for the invasion of the Continent. The group provided cover for Allied forces that crossed the Channel on 6 June 1944, and flew armed reconnaissance missions over the Cotentin Peninsula until the end of the month. On July 17, 1944, napalm incendiary bombs were dropped for the first time in war on a fuel depot at Coutances, near St. Lô, France.
After the D-Day invasion, squadron moved to its Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Cardonville, France (ALG A-3) on 20 July to support the Allied ground advance across France and into Germany. Flew armed reconnaissance during the Battle of the Bulge, attacking warehouses, highways, railroads, motor transports, and other targets.
Converted to P-51 Mustangs during February - March 1945. Bombed bridges and docks in the vicinity of Wesel to prepare for the crossing of the Rhine, and patrolled the area as paratroops were dropped on the east bank on 24 March Supported operations Of 2d Armored Division in the Ruhr Valley in Apr. Flew last mission, a sweep over Dessau and Wittenberg, on 4 May 1945.
Returned to the United States during September-November 1945, and was inactivated on 7 November 1945.
It's ETO fuselage code was "9D"
 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Ogrin (1886 - 1958)
  Angela Kukman Ogrin (1892 - 1969)
 
 Sibling:
  Andrew J Ogrin (1915 - 1987)*
  Joseph Ogrin (1920 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Ohio.
 
Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Garden of the Missing Army-Army Air Forces Tablet 38, Veteran 06
GPS (lat/lon): 49.35905, -0.8528
 
Maintained by: Gone Too Soon
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56648386
1Lt Joseph Ogrin
Added by: Michael V Drachman
 
1Lt Joseph Ogrin
Added by: Michael V Drachman
 
1Lt Joseph Ogrin
Added by: Michael V Drachman
 
 
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- Michael V Drachman
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014
Remember our Veterans, Our family Hero's... some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our daily Freedoms and Liberties, .... Thanks,, Joseph ,,,for your service and your ultimate sacrifice,,, Niet Tevergeefs ,,,you are not forgotten..
- Michael V Drachman
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014
You are remembered, First Liutenant Joseph Ogrin, Thank you for your service and sacrifice to your country. May you rest in peace.
- Janet Milburn
 Added: Oct. 16, 2012
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