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Acton, Joseph J.

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Joseph J. Acton.

Unit/Placed in on, 28th Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group Heavy.


Joseph is born in 1902 in Denver, Colorado.


Mother, Anna Acton.


Joseph enlisted the service in California with service number # 6576739.


Joseph died no record, on a Renaissance mission to Mindanao, the plane crashed in the Visayan Sea on Dec. 12, 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal,  American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Joseph’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Martin Bolo-18 were;

Lt. Col. David R. Gibbs Pilot

1st Lt. Ted B. Fish Co Pilot

2nd Lt, Oscar J. Hildenberg Jr. ??

S/Sgt. Joseph R. Acton Radio Operator

S/Sgt. Armando J. Vissali ??


Joseph is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.


Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/


28th Bomber Squadron
19th Bomber Group
Douglas B-18
Clarck Field
Joseph and Wife
His rank Technical Sergeant