PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Duggan, Joseph Daniel
Date of birth: November 1st, 1919 (St. Louis/Missouri, United States)
Date of death:  September 8th, 2009 (St. Louis/Missouri, United States)
Nationality:  American
BIOGRAPHY: 
Servicenumber 37 083 431, US Army Air Corps.

Joseph Duggan was in the Air Force from 14th October 1941 until 1st November 1945. He was a Radio Operator on a Boeing B-29 Crew # 4001, 6th Bomb Group, statoned at Tinian

After the war, he returned to St. Louis, Missouri. He was an Irish tenor, who sang in theaters and for many weddings. He also taught data processing until his retirement. He was an accomplished athlete through out his life and an avid fisherman.
     
MARKSMAN BADGE
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Awarded on: May 11th, 1944
Details: With clasps "CARBINE" (11th May 1944) and "PISTOL" (6th November 1944).
 
     
PURPLE HEART
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 40th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group, 313th Wing
Awarded on: May 16th, 1945
Action: Was the first recipient of a Purple Heart in the 6th Bomb Group, after he was wounded on 19th February 1945 on a mission over Tokyo. A 2 inch long jagged piece of shrapnel went sideways through his back next to his right shoulder blade and stopped near his heart.
Details: General Order No. 1.
 
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 40th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group, 313th Wing
Awarded on: October 2nd, 1945
Action: Citation:
"For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight 24 May 1945. Sergeant Duggan was Radio Operator on a B-29 aircraft in a low-level, night incendiary mission against important industrial facilities in the city of Tokyo, Japan from a base in the Marianas Islands. Performing his duties consistently in an outstanding manner dispite heavy, intense, and accurate anti-aircraft fire and aggressive fighter attacks, Sergeant DUGGAN contributed materially to the success of this mission which inflicted severe damage on the enemy. Sergeant DUGGAN, veteran of repeated assaults against the Japanese homeland, by his own degree of individual skill, his coolness and courage in the face of great danger, and his outstanding teamwork, reflects great credit on himself and the Army Air Forces."
Details: General Orders No. 81, 1945.
 
     
HONORABLE SERVICE LAPEL BUTTON / HONORABLE DISCHARGE EMBLEM
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 40th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group, 313th Wing
Awarded on: November 1st, 1945
Details: Seperation Base: Scott Field, Illinois.
 
     
BRONZE STAR (BSM)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 40th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group, 313th Wing
Details: General Order No. 23.
 
     
BRONZE STAR (BSM)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 40th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group, 313th Wing
Details: General Order No. 33.
Second Bronze Star received as an oak laf cluster for on the ribbon of the first Bronze Star.
 
     
BRONZE STAR (BSM)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 40th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group, 313th Wing
Details: General Order No. 16.
Third Bronze Star received as a second oak leaf cluster for on the ribbon of the first Bronze Star.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 40th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group, 313th Wing
Details: General Order No. 87.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 40th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group, 313th Wing
Details: General Order No. 34.
Second Air Medal received as an oak leaf cluster for on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 40th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group, 313th Wing
Details: General Order No. 146.
Third Air Medal received as a second oak leaf cluster for on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
 
     
WORLD WAR TWO VICTORY MEDAL
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 40th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group, 313th Wing
 
     
AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 40th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group, 313th Wing
Details: Received with three battle stars for "Air Offensive Japan", "Eastern Mandates" and "Western Pacific".
 
     
ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL
 
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