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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com