Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

How are you related to Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.?

Connect to the World Family Tree to find out

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.'s Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr.

Birthplace: Hull, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Death: August 12, 1944 (29)
Suffolk Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire East, UK (Naval Airplane Explosion (Operation Aphrodite))
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Elizabeth Kennedy
Brother of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the USA; Rosemary Kennedy; Kathleen, Marchioness of Hartington; Eunice Mary Shriver; Patricia Helen Lawford and 3 others

Occupation: United States Navy Pilot
Managed by: Noah Tutak
Last Updated:

About Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr.

President of Cadets Club

President of Holy Name Society on the base

Jacksonville Naval Station, North Florida

Post humous Awards: Naval Cross

Father established the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation which built several facilities for retarded children.

Flew over 39 naval missions over Europe and was hit by enemy flak. Was part of the D-Day invasion.

After his death, the Nanvy christened a ship after him, "USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr." which his brother, Robert Kennedy, served a short stint on.,_Jr.

Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, Jr. (July 25, 1915 – August 12, 1944) was an American bomber pilot during World War II. He was the eldest of nine children born to Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr., and Rose Elizabeth (née Fitzgerald) Kennedy.

The elder brother of future U.S. President John F. Kennedy, he had been expected to become the family's political standard-bearer.[1] However, he was killed in action, and the task fell to his brother John.

Suffolk Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire East, UK (Military plane crash)

view all 14

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.'s Timeline

July 25, 1915
Hull, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Age 4
Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 14
August 12, 1944
Age 29
Suffolk Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire East, UK
Officer Training School in the Midwest
Harvard University, Harvard Law School
Harvard University, Harvard Law School
Dexter, Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Office of Naval Intelligence, Washington,D.C., United States
U.S. Navy, South Carolina, United States