Joe Armijo: his experiences in World War II, as told in his own words
On August 18, 2009 Joe Armijo sat down at his home in Fort Collins, CO and told of his experiences in World War II. Joe, born in Antonito and raised in Fort Collins, CO, served as a tailgunner in a B-26 in the 599th Bomb Squad, 397th Bomb Group of the 9th Air Force. All together he flew 65 missions, supporting the ground troops in many of the major battles in the European Theater, including D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic efforts. After the war, Joe returned home to Fort Collins where he met and married his lovely wife Dolores. They ...
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