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S/SGT. Joyce, Robert Young 

Service-Member Serial: 36478130

Registered for Draft: Granite City (Madison County), Illinois, United States

Enlistment Date: 15 MAR 1943

Enlistment Location: Scott Airfield, Illinois, United States

Terms of Enlistment: 

Branch of Service: United States Army (Air Corps)- AUS

Military Occupation: Airplane Armorer/ Gunner (612)

Enlistment Physical Description: 

Prior Occupation: Student

Race/Ethnicity: White

Marital Status: Single

Number of Dependents: None

Height: 5'-11''


Weight: 140lbs

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Brown

Service Remarks: Robert served as an armorer-gunner in the nose-cone on a B-17 "Flying Fortress" combat crew. He attended Armament School at Lowry Airfield, Colorado and Aerial Gunner School at Fort Myers, Florida. Robert flew 35 bombing missions in the European Theatre gunning and maintaining his M2 .50 Caliber Heavy Machine-gun. Perhaps while assigned to the 420th Army Air Force Base Unit. Robert participated in the following campaigns:

- Normandy Campaign

- Northern France Campaign

- Rhineland Campaign

- Air Offensive Campaign (Europe)

Recipient of:

- Marksman Badge (Pistol)

- Sharpshooter Badge (Carbine)

- European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

- Bronze Star (4th Award)

- Air Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)

- Distinguished Flying Cross (with Overseas Bar)

- Honorable Service Lapel Button

Rank at Separation: Staff Sergeant (S/Sgt)

Separation Date: 26 OCT 1945

Separation Location: Lincoln Army Airfield, Nebraska, United States

Condition of Separation: Honorable Discharge

Birth: 28 APR 1924, Dover (Stewart County), Tennessee, United States

Death: 8 APR 1996, Granite City (Madison County), Illinois, United States

Burial: Lakeview Memorial Gardens (St. Clair County), Illinois, US

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- Robert Young Joyce (1924-1996), son of

- Robert H. Joyce (), son of

- William M. Joyce (), son of

- Napoleon B. Joyce, Jr (), son of

- Napoleon B. Joyce, Sr (), son of

- Andrew Joyce (), son of

- Alexander Joyce (1720-1788)


Debbie Rosenbloom

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