Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II


Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Bromide, Johnston County. Joe L. Bettinger, Father, Big Canyon, Oklahoma. Born April 22, 1920. Enlisted June 9, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Bromide High School, 1939. Died March 2, 1942, in line of duty in the Java Sea.

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