SSGT Joseph Rocco Iosco

SSGT Joseph Rocco Iosco

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 1 Aug 1943 (aged 30)
Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
Burial North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Blk-51 Sec-C Tr-B Gr-49 1D
Memorial ID 98052942 · View Source
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Gunner S/Sgt Joseph R. Iosco DFC KIA
Hometown: Lyndhurst, N.J.
Squadron: 345th BS 98th Bomb Group
Service# 32276405
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt. John J. Dore Jr. DFC KIA

Target; Low level mission to destroy Rumanian Oil Fields August 1 1943. Ploesti.
Missing Air Crew Report Details
Date Lost: 1-Aug-43
Serial Number: 42-40102
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter: T
Aircraft Name: OLD BALDY
Location: Lost near the target, Ploesti
Cause: AA hit point blank at 30 feet or less from a Rumanian 80 mm. Crew 10 10KIA

Sgt. Iosco lost his life in action while on duty with the 98th Bomb Group for "Operation Tidal Wave " one of the most daring raids of WW2. Coming in at tree top level the crew of OLD BALDY destroy Rumanian oil refineries. Sgt. Iosco was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor on this mission.

1st/Lt. John J. Dore Jr. Pilot
2nd/Lt. John B. Stallings Co Pilot
1st/Lt. Worthington A Franks Navigator
1st/Lt. Joseph E. Finneran Bombardier
T/Sgt. Frank Ardith Norris Engineer
T/Sgt. Max W. Lower Engineer
S/Sgt. Joseph Rocco Iosco Gunner
S/Sgt. Ray L. Gleason Gunner
S/Sgt. Wesley L. Jones Gunner
S/Sgt. Stanley L. Packer Gunner

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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
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  • Added: 1 Oct 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 98052942
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Joseph Rocco Iosco (23 Sep 1912–1 Aug 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 98052942, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .