Sgt Joseph Johnson, Jr

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 15 Dec 1942 (aged 22)
Tunisia
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets of the Missing ~ Remains Recovered
Memorial ID 56247988 · View Source
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Joseph's remains, along with the rest of his crew, were recovered in 2000 and they were interred in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

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A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name here at North Africa to signify that his remains were recovered.


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Joseph served as a Sergeant & Radio Operator / Gunner B-26 #41-17759 "Horse Feathers", 437th Bomber Squadron, 319th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Northampton County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 26, 1941, prior to the war, in Newark, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Laboratory technician and/or assistant and also as Single, without dependents.

Joseph was first declared "Missing In Action" and after his remains were recovered his status was changed to "Killed In Action".

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12029471

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Airmen who perished on B-26 #41-17759:

Arnold, Ellis E, Jr ~ Maj, Pilot, MS
Brdeja, John E ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NY
Cohen, Maurice L ~ Sgt, Gunner, MA
Jenkins, Robert B ~ 1st Lt, Nav/Bmb, NC
Johnson, Joseph, Jr ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Phillips, Charles T ~ Col, Co-Pilot, GA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56247988
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Joseph Johnson, Jr (17 Feb 1920–15 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56247988, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .