Joseph was born in 1915. He is the son of Joseph Kennedy. Joseph's mother was Rose Fitzgerald. He died in action, serving his country, while flying over Suffolk, England on the 12th of August in 1944..
He was educated at Harvard and he was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II. A Naval Aviator, LT Kennedy was awarded the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal, and various campaign medals for his service. The USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850) was named after him.
Handsome, athletic, intelligent and ambitious, Joseph Kennedy Jr. had been pegged by his father as the one among his children who would some day become president of the United States. John F. Kennedy. (2014). 
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Joseph is 16 degrees from John Adams, 19 degrees from Calvin Coolidge, 18 degrees from Dwight Eisenhower, 14 degrees from John Hanson, 14 degrees from William Harrison, 14 degrees from Thomas Jefferson, 16 degrees from Abraham Lincoln, 14 degrees from James Monroe, 11 degrees from Franklin Roosevelt, 11 degrees from Martin Van Buren, 14 degrees from George Washington and 19 degrees from Jana Diamond on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.