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