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1Lt Joseph J Auld

New York, USA
Death 23 May 1944 (aged 25)
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing ~ With a Rosette
Memorial ID 56750941 · View Source
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Joseph's remains, along with everyone on C-47A #42-23510, were recovered in 2004 and identified on April 13, 2009. They were all interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia on July 15, 2010.

" Click Here " for his record there.

The "Rosette" in front of his name here at Manila signifies that his remains were recovered.

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Joseph served as a First Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on C-47A #42-23510, 4th Squadron, 62nd Troop Carrier Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Joseph normally served with the 82nd Bomber Squadron, 12th Bomber Group, Medium, but was assigned to this flight.

He resided in Nassau County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 21, 1942 in Witchell, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Stock clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

C-47A #42-23510 departed Dinjan, India on an airdrop mission to resupply Allied forces near Myitkyina, Burma. When the crew failed to return, air and ground searches found no evidence of the aircraft along the intended flight path. It was later discovered that they crashed in Myanmar (Burma) during the war.

Joseph was first declared "Missing In Action" and later his status was changed to "Killed In Action".

He was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-797949

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Servicemen who perished on this flight:

Anderson, Robert M ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, GA
Auld, Joseph J ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Crane, Robert L ~ Pvt, Drop Crew, CA
Dawson, Richard M ~ Pvt, Drop Crew, VA
Fagan, Fred G ~ Pvt, Drop Crew, AL
Frantz, Clarence E ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Olbinski, Joseph M ~ Capt, Pilot, IL

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett





  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56750941
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Joseph J Auld (22 Sep 1918–23 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56750941, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .