1944 — Corsica, France
Joseph W Connaughton was residing in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama and enlisted AT Tuscaloosa on 29 June, 1942 directly into the Army Air Corps. He was born in Indiana in 1923, is White, a Citizen and completed one year of college. Joe was employed as a General Office Clerk, and was still single at enlistment.
Lt Joe Connaughton served during WWII as a Commissioned Bombardier/ Navigator with the 319th Bomb Group (Medium - B-26/B-25's) out of Sardinia/Corsica. 1944
319thBG,438thBS, Lt Joe Connaughton (B-26 /B-25) Corsica ... He returned to the ZI after the end of Dec. 1944 when they were called to re-train with A-20's at Columbia AAB, S.C.
Lt Joe Connaughton was a bombardier/navigator and joined the 319th Bomb Group in a replacement crew in May of 1944. At that time Joe flew in B-26 Marauders and were a part of the 42nd Bomb Wing. Later Joe moved up to Corsica and in October 1944, transitioned into B-25 Mitchells, and joined the 57th Bomb Wing's B-25 groups in their Operation Bingo, the bombing of the Brenner Pass and Northern Italy.
Photo's and stories coming directly from Joe!
Barbara Ennis Connolly