Marshall County

S/Sgt. Joe D. Mitchell




Shot down by fighters and crashed into the Baltic Sea on 6/20/44 in B-24 [Killed in Action]

Source: American Museum in Britain

Joe D. Mitchell was born in 1922. He died June 20, 1944 and is memorialized at the Tablets of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England and has a cenotaph in Prairie View Cemetery, Gilman, IA.

Sgt. Mitchell served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 856th Bomber Squadron, 492nd Bomber Group, Heavy and was MIA/KIA/FOD. He was awarded the Purple Heart.