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Joe Altsheler Jr



Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...


Event Location Date
Lived in Christian County, KY, USA 1940
Died Sudbury, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10, UK 31 December 1944

It is with deep regret that this Command has to announce the death of S/Sgt. Joe Alshelter, Jr. Sgt Altshelter was killed whilst on guard watch at a hardstand, by a propellor as the aircraft started to leave the hardstand to begin its taxi run. Once again, our men on the line are cautioned to be extra vigilant during this darkest of seasons. Look twice before stepping once.”

Buried January 1945

Plot D Row 6 Grave 40
Cambridge American Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
20 March 2016 23:51:54 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, role, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:21 AAM AAM ingest

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