Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Second Class Joseph Allen Applefeld.
Unit/Placed in, Navy Bombing Squadron 17 (VP-17).
Joseph is born approx. on May 19, 1921 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Joseph enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6503697.
Joseph ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver were,
Ltjg. Billy Jess Shearon Pilot
Arm2. Joseph Allen Applefeld Gunner
Joseph died of his wounds (AA hit) sustained during the Truk attack, he died during return to the Bunker Hill on Feb. 16, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Joseph is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls 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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com