Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Joseph P. Amaral.
Unit/Placed in, 819th Bomber Squadron, 30th Bomber Group (Heavy).
Joseph is born approx. on 1924 in Almeda County, California.
Father, Joseph Amaral.
Mother, Mary Amaral.
Parents born in the Azores.
Sister(s), Frances Amaral.
Brother(s), John and Louis Amaral.
Joseph enlisted the service in California with service number # 39129523.
Joseph ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
2nd Lt. James R. Mosher Pilot
2nd Lt. Jack H. Davis Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Harold J. Puckett Navigator
F/O John R. Shields Bombardier
S/Sgt. Bernhard J. Mistretta Engineer/Nose Turret Gunner
Sgt. John Gaydzik Top Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. Thomas G.Glancy Left Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. Joseph P. Amaral Right Waist Gunner
Pfc. Kesler W. Harbin Tail Gunner
Sgt. James H. Homer Radio Operator
Sgt. Frank J. Meszaros Radar Observer
Captain Carey A. Stone Jr. Flight Surgeon
Joseph was KIA when they got attacked by several Japanese Fighters, got shot and crashed on Aug. 14, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Joseph is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com