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Sgt Joseph Newton Armstrong
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Article from Chattanooga, Tennessee Newspaper in December 1944:Sgt. Armstrong Now Listed as Killed in ActionSgt. Joe N. Armstong, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Armstrong of 3510 Redding Road, Red Bank, was killed in action in a medium bomber mission over Germany on Dec. 23, 1944, the War Department notified his parents Thursday. He had been reported previously as missing on that date.Sgt. Armstrong was a gunner on a B-26 Marauder bomber. It was shot down over Achen, Germany, during a mission over Neckarels, Germany.The youth relinquished an alternate appointment by Representative Estes Kefauver to West Point in order to join the air forces as a private following graduation with high honors at Red Bank high School. He was faculty representative for the 1943 class exercises and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was also an instructor in weight-lifting at the Frye Institute.Sgt. Armstrong held the Good Conduct Medal and the ETO Service Ribbon.His grandmothers are Mrs. W. B. Williams of Knoxville and Mrs. J. N. Sadler of Chattanooga.
Added by: DeCody Brad Marble
10/18/2005
 
 
 
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