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Joseph Robert La Bore Sr


Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: 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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....


Event Location Date
Born Ramsey County, MN, USA 29 December 1921
Enlisted St Paul, MN, USA 10 February 1941
Based Kimbolton 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Hennepin County, MN, USA 19 November 2004
Buried Minneapolis, MN 55450, USA December 2004

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Hennepin County, MN


Date Contributor Update
08 April 2018 11:41:39 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2018 10:54:39 Al_Skiff Changes to service number and unit associations

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:32 AAM AAM ingest

379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, 1942-1945; p. 158. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia