Joseph P. Ward

World War II
Service #12084110
Unit12th Squadron, 3rd Combat Cargo Group
RankSergeant U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From New York
Date of DeathApril 25 1945
Walls of the Missing
Purple Heart
Purple Heart

Sgt. Ward was killed in an aircraft crash in Burma on April 25, 1945. He remains were not immediately recovered and he was assigned an administrative date of death of April 26, 1946. After the war, his remains were recovered and identified along with the rest of those aboard the aircraft. He is buried in a group burial in Long Island National Cemetery with three other members of his crew and two members of the British Army. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.