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Joseph A. Barron

Shipfitter, Second Class, U.S. Navy

06517749

USS FRANKLIN CV-13

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: March 19, 1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards: Purple Heart

SHIPFITTER SECOND CLASS JOSEPH ANTHONY BARRON of 900 Hudson Street, Gloucester City NJ was killed when the aircraft carrier USS FRANKLIN CV-13 was hit by a kamikaze on March 19, 1945. Seaman Second Class John Martin Peterson, Torpedoman' Mate Third Class Russell E. Vasey, both of Camden NJ, and Lieutenant Addison E. Moore of Audubon Park, were also lost in the attack.

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SHIPFITTER SECOND CLASS JOSEPH A. BARRON was born on September 29, 1919 to Harry and Marie Barron in Pennsylvania. The Barron's moved to New Jersey in the early 1920s, and in 1930 the family lived at 413 Haakon Road, Brooklawn NJ. His father was working as a railroad clerk. The Barrons later moved to 900 Hudson Street, Gloucester City NJ. A well-known local baseball player, he played second base and led off for the Gloucester High School baseball team. He later played for the Audubon and Brooklawn teams of the Camden County Baseball League. Playing for Audubon in 1942, Joseph Barron hit .377, eighth best mark in the league. 

Joseph Barron worked at the New York Shipbuilding Company prior to entering the Navy on his birthday in 1942. He was killed in action when the aircraft carrier USS Franklin was hit by a kamikaze on March 19, 1945.

Joseph Barron was preceded in death by his father, Harry Barron, who passed away February 13, 1945 at home from heart trouble. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Marie Barron, and seven siblings, Mrs. Marie Miller of Camden, Mrs. Catherine Mitchell of Pennsauken, Mrs. Helen Devine of Gloucester, Miss Sarah Barron of Gloucester, Edward Barron of Camden, William Barron who was a Sergeant in the Army, and Henry Barron, of Gloucester, an uncle, Robert Barron of Philadelphia, and an aunt, Mrs. Sarah Kline, of Lutz FL.


Camden
Courier-Post

June 1, 1938

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Camden Courier-Post * August 28, 1942

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