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
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
Michigan; M Sgt, 27 AAF Materiel Sq, World War II
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