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Daniel Gilbert Booth

Aviation Ordnanceman, Second Class, U.S. Navy

08262606

USS Ticonderoga
Torpedo Bomber Squadron VT-80

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: January 16, 1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart


AVIATION ORDINANCEMAN DANIEL G. BOOTH JR. was born in Pennsylvania in 1923. His mother died before he turned 6, and in April 1930, when the census was taken, he was living with his father in the home of his grandmother Mary E. Booth at 414 Monmouth Street in Gloucester City NJ, along with uncles William and Stanley, Aunts Caroline, Elizabeth, and Emma Anderson, cousins Emma and William Anderson. Daniel Booth was a graduate of Gloucester City High School. After high school he worked at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard prior to joining the United States Navy on March 22, 1943. 

In December of 1943, Daniel Booth was stationed at Fort Lauderdale FL. He later went overseas as a mmebr of Torpedo Bomber Squadron VT-80, aboard the the USS Ticonderoga, and was serving in the Pacific when the Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber he was in failed to return from a mission on January 16, 1945. He was declared presumed dead one year and one day later. He was survived by his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Booth, of 208 North King Street, Gloucester City NJ.


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