Joseph "Joe" James Kavanagh, Jr.

Air Force Badge
  • Name: Joseph "Joe" James Kavanagh Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Bagley, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 4, 1919
  • Date of Death: December 10, 2007
  • Parents: Joseph James Kavanagh, Sr. & Annie Agatha (Reger) Kavanagh
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank:
  • Branch: Air Force
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In:
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge:
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    Silver Star
    Bronze Star

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Joseph James Kavanagh
    Race: White
    Age: 25
    Birth Date: December 4, 1919
    Birth Place: Bagley, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Marble, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: August 22, 1945
    Employer: Discharged August 11, 1945
    Weight: 160
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Anna Kavanagh, mother, Marble, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Joe Kavanagh, Jr. married Lola June Lewis in Oklahoma in 1944. He attended Case Tractor and Machinery in Moscow, Iowa, and worked for Honeywell for 32 years.

    Joe died in Phoenix, Arizona and is buried in Green Acres Memorial Park, Scottsdale, Arizona. He is survived by six children, Teresa, Ken, Anna, Bob, Joe, Eddy and Karen; and a sister Katherine Heath, Lewistown, Montana. He was preceded in death by his wife, June; his daughter, Anna; his parents; his sisters, Jenny, Luella, Mary, Madeline, Esther, and Lillian; and his brothers Jerry, Alan, Owen and Charles.

  • Tribal Affiliation(s):