|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1926|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1948, France|
Machinists Mate 2nd Class R. J. Poncel, USN, was one of eight servicemen to drown following the capsizing of a liberty launch returning to the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV-41) off Hyeres, France on the evening of 16 February 1948.
MM2c Poncel was cited in the investigative report as: "supported in the water two men who could not swim. They were rescued. He is missing."
MM2c Poncel's wife was Gloria, of Minneapoils, Minn.
Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Mike Weeks
Record added: Apr 05, 2009
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