1/Lt. Joseph W. Mirando


(W. Staggs via C. Smith)

1/Lt. Joseph W. Mirando

38th FS - 10 December 1944 - September 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D "Annette"

Mission History

46 missions

Mission List

55th FG  Mission #

Date Target
285 11 December 1944 Giessen (flew as Yellow 2)
286 12 December 1944 Darmstadt (flew as Program 2)
289 18 December 1944 Mainz (flew as Red 2)
290 23 December 1944 Arhweiler (flew as Program 2)
291 24 December 1944 Darmstadt (flew as Program Yellow 2)(Returned early at 1134 with radio malfunction)
294 28 December 1944 Irlich (flew as spare and filled in as Program Blue 4 after early returns)
296 30 December 1944 Kassel (flew as Yellow 2)
298 01 January 1945 Magdeburg (flew as Blue 4)
299 02 January 1945 Bad Kreuznach (flew as Spare)
302 06 January 1945 Germersheim (flew as Program 2)
305 14 January 1945 Magdeburg (flew as Spare)
306 15 January 1945 Stuttgart (flew as Yellow 2)
307 16 January 1945 Dessau (flew as Blue 2)
308 18 January 1945 Kaiserlautern (flew as Blue 2)
311 29 January 1945 Kassel Henschel (flew as Spare)
314 06 February 1945 Chemnitz (flew as Yellow 4)
315 09 February 1945 Weimar (flew as program 4)(returned early at 1420, as escort to another P-51)
316 10 February 1945 Kampen Holland (flew as Yellow 4)
317 14 February 1945 Merseberg (flew as Yellow 4)
318 15 February 1945 Ruhland (flew as Blue 2)
322 21 February 1945 Nurnberg (flew as Blue 4)
323 22 February 1945 Berlin (flew as White 4)
324 23 February 1945 Ansbach (flew as Spare and Relay)
325 24 February 1945 Bremen (flew as Yellow 2)
327 25 February 1945 Koblenz (flew as Blue 2)
328 26 February 1945 Berlin (flew as Yellow 2)
329 27 February 1945 Leipzig (flew as Yellow 4)
330 28 February 1945 Munich (flew as Blue 2)
354 02 April 1945 Vandel A/D Denmark (flew as Blue 3)
355 03 April 1945 Kiel (flew as Yellow 3)
359 07 April 1945 Gustrow (flew as Blue 3)
360 08 April 1945 Grafenwahr (flew as Program 3)
361 09 April 1945 Schleissheim (flew as Yellow 2)
362 10 April 1945 Brandenburg (flew as Red 3)
363 11 April 1945 Ingolstadt (flew as Blue 4)
364 16 April 1945 Salzburg (flew as Purple 3)(Early return at 1323 due to Electrical System malfunction)
366 18 April 1945 Budejovice (flew as Blue 4)
367 19 April 1945 Aussig (flew as Red 4)
368 20 April 1945 Oranienburg (flew as White 3)
369 21 April 1945 Oberfaffenhafen (flew as Red 3)
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed
Damaged  
Score Detail 09 April 1945  (2)FW-190 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
Notes Home of record - New York City, NY.
ASN - O-826729
10 December 1944 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
January 1945 - Awarded the Air Medal
19 February 1945 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
February 1945 - Awarded 1st Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
March 1945 - Awarded 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
March 1945 - Awarded 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
April 1945 - Awarded 4th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
April 1945 - Awarded 5th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
May 1945 - Awarded 6th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
September 1945 - Joined the 370th Fighter Group
Awards
Memories
Additional Photo Lt. Mirando and Lt. Quinn in May 1945 (D. Erne)

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