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Joseph Rocci Zoppi


Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Richard Funk

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Crew Chief "Miss GENNY CLOUD" | 352nd Fighter Group

  • Anthony Goebel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    With the World at War, Anthony H. Goebel (age 24) felt compelled to enlist in military service and reluctantly left his young, wartime bride to join the US Army Air Corps in 1942. After qualifying to become a pilot, Flight Cadet Goebel completed two...

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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. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  • Asch

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Newark, NJ 19 November 1921
Enlisted Newark, NJ 14 January 1942

Newark, New Jersey

Based Bodney 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Linden, NJ 23 April 1995
Buried Saint Gertrude Cemetery and Mausoleum, Colonia, Middlesex County, NJ 27 April 1995

Saint Gertrude Cemetery and Mausoleum
Colonia, Middlesex County, New Jersey


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