Virginia Heroes

Joseph Francis Black, Jr.

Lieutenant, Navy

Born: October 20, 1918
Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: November 14, 1944
Died In: English Channel

Lieutenant Black graduated in 1936 from Benedictine High School in Richmond, VA. He was also a 1940 graduate of the University of Richmond. He flew 217 Pacific Theater combat flights and 87 volunteer missions on loan to the British Royal Air Force. He was killed 11/14/1944 when his Mosquito bomber was shot down over the English Channel.

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