Joseph Henry Dippel

S/Sgt    35715066    614th
1922 - 1944

Radio Operator aboard 42-31036 (Nobody's Baby)

Margraten cemetery, Netherlands.
Wall of Missing
1922 - 1944

     Joseph was born Feb 2, 1922, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana.
     In Oct 21, 1942 he enlisted to the air corps.

     In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Feb 4, 1944, Target: Frankfurt, after dropping bombs the plane was hit by flak.
     They believed to have crashed in the North Sea as no evidence of their crash or bodies were ever found.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1944, when Joseph died on the age of 21 he left behind his family :

         His father, Frank Dippel, age 47
         His mother, Caroline E Dippel, age 52
         His brother, Francis Dippel, age 22
         His sister, Caroline M Dippel, age 18

Mission to Frankfurt, germany, At 12:25 the ship was seen to lose altitude and gradually fell back from the formation.
No one knows what happened but the ship did not return to base.

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