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Aja, Joaquin

Name and Rank, Aviation Chief Ordananceman Joaquin Aja.

Unit/placed in, USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier, United States Navy.


Joaquin was born  approx. on July 1, 1923 in Vermont.

Father, Gonzola Aja.

Mother, Carmen (Torre) Aja.


Joaquin entered  the service from Vermont with service number # 2127011.



Joaquin Aja was Killed in Action when the USS Franklin was bombed by a Japanese Air Plane off the Japanese coast, on March 19, 1945, and he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.



Joaquin Aja is mentioned/buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Hope Cemetery, Barre, Washington County, Vermont, USA.


Thanks to https://ussfranklin.org/


Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier
Hit by a bomb
Japanese Yokosuka DY4
His rank Chief Aviation Ordbanceman