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Walter Charles Joerges


Photo - Irvington High School 1938



MILITARY SERVICE OVERVIEW

He had enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces. Served during World War II. Joerges had the rank of Private. Service number assignment was 12049862. Attached to 562nd Flying Training Squadron.

During his service in World War II, Army Air Forces Private Joerges experienced a critical situation which ultimately resulted in loss of life on February 15, 1942. Recorded circumstances attributed to: DNB - Died Non-battle. Incident location: Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.



COMMENDATIONS

World War II Victory Medal

American Campaign Medal

Army Presidential Unit Citation

Army Good Conduct Medal

Please note this may not be a complete list of commendations and is based on research of available service records.



LIFE STORY

Walter Charles Joerges was born on April 30, 1912, in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA.
He grew up in Irvington NJ with his father Charles and mother Alma, along with two sisters. 1940 sensus


Irvington High School 1938

He had enlisted in the United States Army on December 7, 1941, on the day that Pearl Harbor was attacked. (News & Views October 1973). He served during World War II and had the rank of Private with the 562nd Flying Training Squadron.

During his service in World War II, Army Private Joerges experienced a critical situation which ultimately resulted in loss of life.

  
Draft Card (front)
  
Draft Card (back)

  


REMEMBERED

Hollywood Cemetery, Union, New Jersey
  

Walter Charles Joerges is buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Union, Union County, New Jersey.
Founded in 1909, Hollywood Cemetery was originally known as the Union Cemetery Association. During the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Connecticut Farms was fought on the grounds. In 1938, 70 acres of land were purchased across the street to create Hollywood Memorial Park.


     
Headstone application (front)Headstone application (back)


Joerges Beach - Lake Parsippany, NJ

   
Joerges Beach: Present Day

The beach named in honor of Walter C. Joerges was known as Beach #3 in the 1930’s to 1940’s. The beach was dedicated shortly after WWII. Also known as "Twelve Foot" for its deep lake bottom, it was a popular place for swimming and diving. It was located across the street from our current Clubhouse for many years and was removed during the 1970s for dam structure safety reasons.

    
   
Joerges Beach: 1930’s and 1940’s



Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association

P.O. Box 62

Parsippany, NJ 07054