Joseph Francis Thornton

7 Apr 1922 - 19 Aug 1963

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Joseph Francis Thornton

7 Apr 1922 - 19 Aug 1963
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The burial record of Joseph Francis Thornton. Cemetery: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Location: San Diego, San Diego, California, United States. Birth: 7 Apr 1922, Death: 19 Aug 1963.
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Life Information

Joseph Francis Thornton

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Died:

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

1700 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, San Diego, California
United States

Notes

Department of Veterans Affairs
Cemetery: FT. ROSECRANS NATIONAL CEMETERY
Plot: SECTION A-A SITE 1247
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/ftrosecrans.asp
Address: P.O. BOX 6237 SAN DIEGO, CA 92166
Phone: (619) 553-2084
VA ID: 539832

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Service

PRIVATE
US ARMY
WORLD WAR II

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PVT - US ARMY - WORLD WAR II

Rank

PRIVATE

Branch

US ARMY

Conflicts

WORLD WAR II

Plot

SECTION A-A SITE 1247

Life timeline of Joseph Francis Thornton

1922
Joseph Francis Thornton was born on 7 Apr 1922
Joseph Francis Thornton was 17 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Joseph Francis Thornton was 23 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Joseph Francis Thornton was 36 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Joseph Francis Thornton died on 19 Aug 1963 at the age of 41

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