S1 Joseph Gerard Smith Jr.

S1 Joseph Gerard Smith Jr.

Birth
Death 19 Jun 1943
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 56777669 · View Source
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Son of Joseph Gerard Smith, Sr. and Laura Marie Hunt Smith.

Joseph, who resided at 2310 Carter Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Seaman First Class and armed guard on the merchant ship S.S. Henry Knox, U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was declared "Missing In Action" when the S.S. Henry Knox was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean while enroute to Iran from Australia.

He had served in the Navy for ten months at the time of his death and was decorated with a Purple Heart.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Delaware.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56777669
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S1 Joseph Gerard Smith Jr. (unknown–19 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56777669, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .