Joseph served as a Private, 16th Bomber Squadron, 29th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 16, 1940, prior to the war, in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm Hand and also as Single, without dependents.
Joseph became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was repatriated here.
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