Joseph P. Bahnken

World War II
Service #O-769243
RankSecond Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit366th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From
New York
Date of DeathAugust 3, 1944
Buried Plot D Row 42 Grave 37
Lorraine American Cemetery
St Avold, France

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