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Zeock, Joseph R.

Name and Rank, Second Lieutenant Joseph R. Zeock.

Unit/Placed in, 871st Bomber Squadron, 497th Bomber Group (Very Heavy).


Joseph was born approx. on 1922 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Father, Andrew Zeock.

Mother, Wilhelmina Zeock.

Sisters, Helen and Margaret Zeock.

Brothers, Andrew, George and John M. Zeock.


Joseph entered  the service from Pennsylvania in  Dec. 4, 1942 with service number # 0-777397.


Joseph R. Zeock was a 2nd Lieutenant (Bombardier) in the 871st Bomber Squadron.


Joseph crewmembers and their positions onboard the B-29 were,

Capt.            Dale W. Peterson               Pilot

2nd Lt.         Walter J. Graig                 Co Pilot

1st Lt.          Frank L. Zylla                   Navigator/Bombardier

2nd Lt.         Joseph R. Zeock                Bombardier

2nd Lt.         Donald B. Alexander          Flight Engineer

Sgt.              Arlie A. Agent                   Radar Operator

S/Sgt.           Charlie G. Foster               Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Tom B. Clark                    CFG=Central Fire Control Gunner

Sgt.              Tony Catrion                    Left Gunner

Sgt.              Bernard F. Sutton             Right Gunner

Sgt.              Lemuel B. Peterson            Tail Gunner


Joseph was KIA due to battle damage over the target (AA hit the fuel tank that made the plane crashed), on Jan. 27, 1945, and he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Joseph is buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.


Thanks to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/871st_Bombardment_Squadron

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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

840th Bomber Squadron
497th Bomber Group
Isley Airfield, Saipan
To the Mission
His rank Second Lieutenant
Casualty List