Name: Jean Peppers
City: Monclova, Ohio
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Jay Joyce
Postal Street Address:: 3835 S Eber Rd
City, State, Zip:: Monclova, Ohio 43542
Sent: 11/10 2005 09:44 PM 

My great uncle was Jay Joyce and was a POW at Stalag Luft I. His was with the Wilson Group Crew 4 ( the day of the crash he flew with the Cook Group!). Jay enlisted July 25, 1942 in Prestonsburg Ky in the U.S. Air Force, 92nd Bomb Group 407 Bomb Squadron. He did his basic training in Atlantic City, New Jersey:Gunnery School in Wendover,FLD Utah;Radio and Mechanic School in Chicago, Illinois, and Flight Training in Ephrata, Washington. He departed from the United States, on November 25,1943 for ETO where he was a radio operator, mechanic, and gunner on B17 Bomber. He was shot down and wounded on 4th mission over Germany on February 4, 1944; POW until May 13, 1945. He returned to states June 29, 1945. Medal and honors he received were the Bronze Star, ME Ribbon, EA, POW Ribbon, and AAF Crew Member Wings. His most enduring memory of war was being a prisoner of war for 16 months and was liberated by the Russians at Barth Germany on May 13, 1945. He was discharged October 29, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas, as a T/Sgt. Thank you so very much for the wonderful website, if anyone remembers Jay Joyce, I would love to hear from you. Jean Peppers


Info:  http://www.merkki.com/guestbook2005page4.htm



 ELIZABETH BEULAH CASTLE, b. June 20, 1924, Johnson Co Kentucky; m. JAY JOYCE, July 17, 1942; b.  ELIZABETH BEULAH CASTLE, b. June 20, 1924, Johnson Co Kentucky; m. JAY JOYCE, July 17, 1942; b. August 18, 1922, Hellier, Pike Co Kentucky; d. August 13, 1996, West Newton, Westmoreland Co.,Pa..

Burial: August 1996, Monongahela Valley Memorial Park,Donora, Washington Co., PA




Maak jouw eigen website met JouwWeb