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Joseph J Savickas


Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Born Bentleyville, PA 9 May 1923

Son of Marcella Savickas.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 4 September 1941
Died Pittsburgh, PA 25 August 2010
Buried National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, PA 29 August 2010

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Cecil, Washington County, PA


Date Contributor Update
24 March 2019 21:07:23 Al_Skiff Changes to firstname, service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:40 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /