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 Joseph Paul “Joe” Heimel

Joseph Paul “Joe” Heimel

Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Jun 2004 (aged 85)
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Coudersport, Potter County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 13811410 · View Source
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Son of George Nicholas Heimel and Alta Ruth Hines.

Brother of George Robert Heimel and Roy Frederick Heimel.

Staff Sergeant, US Army Air Force. Served as a tailgunner with the 816th Bomb Squadron, 483rd Bomb Group in World War II. Flew 50 missions on a B-17 based in Sterparone, Italy. Wounded twice, once on July 15, 1944 on a mission to Ploesti.

Purple Heart (2 awards)
Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters
Army Good Conduct Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze stars
World War II Victory Medal
Army Presidential Unit Citation

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  • Created by: Anne Heimel
  • Added: 1 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13811410
  • Isabella Oliva
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Paul “Joe” Heimel (20 Jul 1918–9 Jun 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13811410, citing Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport, Potter County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Anne Heimel (contributor 46628225) .