MSGT Joseph L. Van Agtmael

MSGT Joseph L. Van Agtmael

Birth
Hart, Oceana County, Michigan, USA
Death 3 Mar 1943 (aged 32)
China
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot B, 1251
Memorial ID 3795349 · View Source
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Joseph served as a Master Sergeant, 27th Material Squadron, 20th Airbase Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Musegon County, Michigan prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 31, 1940, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Mechanic 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 January 24, 1949.

Service # 6763762

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3795349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MSGT Joseph L. Van Agtmael (17 Jul 1910–3 Mar 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3795349, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .