Joseph Gammey

Biography:

Joseph W. Gammy is a veteran of World War II. He was born on March 3, 1918 in Florence, Wisconsin and passed away on December 30, 1989. He enlisted and served from August 1940 to November 1945 in the Army Air Corps. Gammey’s highest rank was Master Sergeant he served in the 824th Air Engineers Squadron in Europe. He also was involved with the Photographic Reconnaissance, Photo Supply Section and Technical Sergeant Air Corps. Awards for Gammey’s service include the American Theatre Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Medal, American Defense Service Medal, three Overseas Service Bars and Four Days Lost Under AW 107.

 

Audio Recording of Interview (Interviewee was his daughter Joyce McIntire):

Minute Markers and Topics of Audio Recording of Interview

0:40     Early life and family

1:30     Life before entering the service

1:50     Enlisted

2:10     Affected by traumatic wartime experience

3:00     Reason for choosing the Army Air Corps

3:40     Service locations

5:10     Friendships formed

5:50     Communication with family

6:10     End of WWII

7:20     How war changed him

7:40     Life lessons from service

8:10     Involvement with Photographic Reconnaissance in the war

9:00     Reading of submitted documents

11:20   Another Photographic Reconnaissance experience

12:00   More submitted documents were read and described

 

Photographs:

 

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