Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

World War Ii Pilot and Navy Cross Recipient
Born Jul 25, 1915

Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, Jr. was a junior officer in the United States Navy, a Naval Aviator, and a land-based bomber pilot during World War II. He was the eldest of nine children born to Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr. , and Rose Elizabeth (née Fitzgerald) Kennedy. The elder brother of future U.S. President John F.… Read More

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1915 Birth Born on July 25, 1915.


1938 22 Years Old He then entered Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduating in 1938. … Read More
1940 24 Years Old Kennedy made his first political step as a delegate to the 1940 Democratic National Convention.
1942 26 Years Old During World War II, Kennedy left before his final year of law school to begin officer training and flight training in the U.S. Navy. He earned his wings as a Naval Aviator in May 1942 and was sent to Britain in September 1943.
1943 27 Years Old He piloted land-based PB4Y Liberator patrol bombers on anti-submarine details during two tours of duty in the winter of 1943–1944. … Read More
1944 28 Years Old 1 More Event
After U.S. Army Air Forces operation missions were drawn up on July 23, 1944, Kennedy and Lieutenant Wilford John Willy were designated as the first Navy flight crew. … Read More
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