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Atlas Joseph Morris

Monuments

B-17 "Why Worry II"

 

Name:
Joseph Morris Atlas
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-818807
Unit:
452nd Bombardment Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1988-11-08
State:
New York
Cemetery:
Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, New York
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Born 12 September 1920 Co-Pilot of the B-17 Flying Fortress 42-102572 9ZN "Why Worry II" that took off from Station 142 Deopham Green in Norfolk, UK, on May 27, 1944 on a mission to bomb Strasbourg, France. The plane was hit by flak and was forced to do a belly landing in a field 1 km NE of Avoudrey, France, as it was lost and short of fuel. The entire crew survived the landing at 1320 in the afternoon. LT Atlas was taken prisoner at Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia. Later Married to Diane Atlas.