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Joseph Newton Armstrong

 

Basic Information

Name
Joseph Newton Armstrong
Birth
29 APR 1924
Red Bank, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Death
23 DEC 1944
Achern, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Time In Service
From: 17 July 1943
To: 23 December 1944

Service Record

War
World War II
Battle(s)
Not Specified

Honors & Awards

Award(s)
Not Specified

FREEDOM FROM FEAR by Joseph Armstrong

The following is a thesis written by Joseph Newton Armstrong, a graduate of the Red Bank High School, Red Bank, Hamilton County, Tennessee. The high school thesis, "FREEDOM FROM FEAR" is typed on "Success Portrait Company" stationary. Joseph's father, George Armstrong was a photographer for "Success Portrait Company", in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Thesis is presently in position of second cousin, DeCody Brad Marble.

FREEDOM FROM FEAR

What is fear and what are its causes? If the causes were removed, would there be complete freedom from fear for the human race? As long as man has existed there has been some form of fear in his heart. In the days of the cave man, the fear that tugged at man's heart was the fear of wild beasts that were huge and strong as compared to his own smaller self. As time went on, man conquered these beasts and became ruler of the world.

With the passing of centuries new fears hindered...   [ Read more » ]

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Joseph "Joe" Newton Armstrong

Sergeant Joseph "Joe" Newton Armstrong Killed In Action (KIA), WWII. On 17 July 1943, Joe (age 19) enlisted at Fort Oglethorpe, Catoosa County, Georgia.
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Joe Armstrong

Sgt. Joe Armstrong, (Dog Tag, Serial # 34880417), a 50 Caliber gunner of B-26G, Maruader Bomber, "Erma" Battle # 73, Serial # (43-34238) of 12th Air Force, 17th Bombardment Squadron, 95th Bombardment Group. .......... Missing Air Crew Report, MACR # 11590, Near Forbach. Germany, on 23 December 1944 at 15:00 hours
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1943,George,Joseph,LouiseArmstrong

Armstrong: George Joseph, Joseph Newton, and Louise Frances Adeline Sadler of 3510 Redding Road, Red Bank, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
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B-26 Marauder Bomber "Erma" Crash Point

KU-3507 says 1 1/2 km northwest of Achern/Baden. Another document in that report says Achern 18 km southwest of Baden-Baden. The distance between point last seen and appx crashsite is 13.8 miles. The distance between Baden-Baden is 18.7 km (11.6 miles) course 220 degrees (SW). The location 1 1/2 km NW of Achern/Baden points to a place a distance away from the crash site ponted to on your map. If you measure up 2.0 km NW of Sasbach city centre the location is hit very well. I found appx crash-site at 48.647N 8.069E (decimals). The Google Earth photo is from 2000, that is some years before the memorial was raised. This makes it difficult to pinpoint the exact location, but the photo taken on memorial with view to the factory building is very helpful together with map which locates flightpath and crashsite. Best regards, Alf Egil Johannessen
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JOSEPH NEWTON ARMSTRONG'S LAST MISSION

 LINEAGE OF JOSEPH NEWTON ARMSTRONG

"Joseph Newton Armstrong" (7) a descendant of SADLER Methodist preachers: {Louise Frances Adeline (6) Sadler m George Joseph Armstrong, Reverend Jasper Newton (5) Sadler m Daisy Mae Turner, Reverend Caelie Newton (4) Sadler m Adaline Blankenship Smith, John Wesley (3) Sadler m Sarah Gregory, John (2) Sadler m Tiny}, Henry (1) SADLER m Elizabeth "Betsy" Carpenter

1943, July 17th, Joe N. Armstrong, a resident of Hamilton County, Tennessee, enlisted at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia and he was assigned Army Serial Number: 34880417.

In the basement of Red Bank United Methodist Church (3800 Dayton Boulevard) for years has hung a framed sign with names of the church's World War II veterans. The name plate of Sgt. Joe N. Armstrong is in black, indicating he was killed in battle. The church seems to have much more knowledge of Sgt. Armstrong. He is remembered by a Sunday school class named a...   [ Read more » ]

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B-26 Marauder Bomber, "Erma"

"Erma", B-26 Marauder Bomber, Battle # 73, Serial # 43-34238
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B26 Erma Crash Site Map

B26 Erma Crash Site Map
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Plaque Page 2

Erma Crash Site Plague page 2
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Plaque Page 1

Erma Crash Site Plague page 1
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Erma Crash Flight Path

Am Fuchsgraben, Sasbach - Heid, Germany
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Amerikanischer B-26 G ,,Marauder" - Bomber der 17th Bomb Group von einem ME 109 Jagdflugzeug über Sasbach abgeschossen

2. Weltkrieg 1939-1945                                   23. Dezember 1944

Amerikanischer B-26 G ,,Marauder" - Bomber der 17th Bomb Group

von einem ME 109 Jagdflugzeug über Sasbach abgeschossen

Es war ein wolken loser, trockener, kalter Wintertag, die Schwarzwaldhöhen waren mit Schnee bedeckt. Ein ideales Wetter für die übermächtigen, feindlichen Bomberverbände, die inzwischen den Luftraum beherrschten. Unter den Bombenteppichen dieser Verbände litten die Städte mit größten Zerstörungen und Verlusten unter der Bevölkerung. Auf dem Land, besonders entlang den Eisenbahnlinien, war man den Tieffliegerangriffen der Jagdbomber (Jabo) ausgesetzt. Ein Bomberverband überflog am 23. Dezember...   [ Read more » ]

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B26 ErmaCrashsitePlaqueSasbachGermany

B26 Erma Crash Site Plague, Sasbach, Germany
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Erma73Peggy58

"Erma" 73 and "Peggy" 58 of 95th BS 17th BG, photo contributed by Alf Egil Johannessen. FRA 101744 FORMIDABLE Seen from the waist gun window of a sister ship, are these B-26 Marauder medium bombers of the First Tactical Air Force, as they speed toward an objective in Germany, from a base in France (Dijon). First TAC AF Photo No 13 PR HQ 44, Distributed by U.S. Information Service certified as passed by sheaf censor
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Bomberabsturz kurz vor Weihnachten

Nachrichten aus Stadt und Land         Donnerstag, 13. Mai 2004

Das neue Denkmai in Sasbach ist ein Zeichen der Versöhnug zwischen den Völkern und das Ergebnis einer gemeinsamen, erfolgrichen Aktion, hier die Erstklässler, dahinter von links Bürgermeister Wofgang Reinholz, Carl Muth, Andreas Charvat, Erwin Fischer un Lehrerin Roswitha Früh.         Foto: Roland Spether

Bomberabsturz kurz vor Weihnachten

Platzeinweihung an Absturzstelle eines amerikanischen Bombers in Sasbach / Blumen gepflanzt

"Dieser Platz soll ein Zeichen der Versöhnung zwischen den Völkern sein", betonte Erwin Fischer vom Verein fur Heimatgeschichte Sasbach, als an der Absturzstelle eines amerikanischen Bombers vor 60 Jahren ein Platz mit einer Informationstafel eingeweiht wurde.

Von Roland Spether

Sasbach. ...   [ Read more » ]

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marbledb added this on 25 Jun 2009

B26 Erma Crashsite Plague Sasbach Germany

(B26 Erma Crashsite Plague at Sasbach, Germany)........................ Das neue Denkmai in Sasbach ist ein Zeichen der Versohnung zwischen den Volkern un das Ergebnis einer gemeinsamen, erfolgreichen Aktion, hier die Erstklassler, dahinter von links Burgermeister Wolfgang Reinholz, Carl Muth, Andreas Charvat, Erwin Fischer und Lehrerin Roswitha Fruh. – Foto: Roland Spether, Donnerstag, - Nachrichten aus Stadt und Land, 13, Mai 2004 – Bomberabsturz kurz vor Weihnachten
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Joseph Newton Armstrong tombstone

Section D Memorial Circle, Chattanooga Memorial Park, (formerly known as White Oak Cemetery), 501 Memorial Drive, (Red Bank District), Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
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Dear Internet Visitor: Thank You for Visiting this Memorial!

I hope and desire that you may review these documents and pay tribute to an American WWII Hero, "Joe" Armstrong. With our WWII veterans passing away quickly day by day, we need to record their great deeds and sacrifice. When you honor the memory of one veteran, you honor them all. Please fill free to utilize any of the information at this memorial web page to retell this story.
......DeCody Brad Marble
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marbledb added this on 21 Jun 2009

Thank You! Researchers, Contributors, and Collaborators!

I like to thank Andreas Charvat of Rastatt, Germany, Erwin Fisher of Sasbach, Germany, Alf Egil Johannessen of Sandefjord, Norway, and Michael E. Smith of B26.Com for their collaboration with me over the Internet, which has resulted in this fine documentation of a WWII Hero.

.....DeCody Brad Marble
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Erma Crash Site 1

Am Fuchsgraben, Sasbach - Heid, Germany
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Erma Crash Site 2

Am Fuchsgraben, Sasbach - Heid, Germany
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