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Joseph James Bender, Jr.

Joseph James Bender, Jr.

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Pharmacist's Mate, First Class
Service Number 243 81 43
Birth Date October 12, 1922
From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Escolar (SS-294)
Loss Date October 17, 1944
Location East of 33 44'N x 127 33'E
Circumstances Lost at sea, cause unknown
Remarks Joseph was born in Heislerville, New Jersey.

Photo courtesy of Anthony Duda, nephew.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer. 

 

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