Son of Frederick Teach & Anastasia (Iwanicka) Teach.
Joseph served as a Private First Class, 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in New Haven County, Connecticut prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on June 23, 1941, prior to the war, in Richmond, Virginia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the transportation occupation 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 on July 14, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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