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 James Joseph Joyce, Jr

James Joseph Joyce, Jr

Birth
Death 25 May 1945 (aged 22)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot E 453
Memorial ID 101252458 · View Source
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Thanks to Bruce Almeida for the following information:

5/24/1945 TBM-3 68368 VT-40 USS SUWANNEE (CVE-27) OKINAWA

ARM1c James Joseph Joyce, Jr KIA

"At 1042, Thursday 24 May 1945 TBM-3 [Avenger] Bureau Number 68368 exploded on flight deck of the USS Suwannee (CVE-27) immediately after coming to a stop following normal landing on board. The accident apparently was caused by the explosion of a 100# bomb in the bomb bay." (Quoted from the Action Report "Report of Damage" Incurred from Explosion of a 100 Bomb in the Bomb Bay on an Aircraft which Had Completed Landing Procedure," USS Suwannee CVE-27, Serial 065, 29 May 1945.)
The pilot, LT(JG) Obed F. Slingerland, received scalp wounds from shrapnel and was killed instantly Buried at Sea by Administrative Decision. ARM1c James Joseph Joyce, Jr. was critically wounded and died from injuries during transfer to Pearl. Other 14 officers and men were also injured.

Researched by Find-A-Grave Volunteer Bruce Almeida (#47579262)

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New Hampshire.

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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 25 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101252458
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Joseph Joyce, Jr (27 Jun 1922–25 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101252458, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .