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The Stamford Historical Society Presents

Pride and Patriotism: Stamford’s Role in World War II
Online Edition


Joseph Principe

Lieutenant Joseph PrincipeLt. Joseph V. Principe was a B-4 bomber pilot in the Army Air Corps.  He flew 30 missions over France and Germany.

Lieutenant Principe's cot and a 1944 U.S. Army Medical Corps blanketJoseph Principe’s daughter, Andrea Principe, donated his World War II Army cot from his Army Air Corps training days, as well as a World War II  U.S. Army Medical Corps blanket dating to 1944. The donor bought the blanket in 1973 at a tag sale while she was assigned as a Women’s Army Corps training officer at Fort McLean, Alabama.


Below: Lieutenant Principe’s Section Group.
He is standing above the N.

Lieutenant Principe's Section Group. He is standing above the N

Photos of her father Courtesy Andrea Principe

United States Army Air Forces / Eighth Air Force
Overview of Air Force Combat Units of World War II
The Movement Toward Air Autonomy

KILROY WAS HERE drawn by Mort WalkerIntroduction
Stamford Service Rolls
Exhibit Photos
Opening Day