m. 7 Oct 1914
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Lt. Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, Jr. (July 25, 1915 – August 12, 1944) was a junior officer in the United States Navy, a Naval Aviator, and a land-based patrol bomber pilot during World War II. He was the eldest of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (1888—1969) and Rose Fitzgerald (1890—1995).
He was the elder brother of future U.S. President, John F. Kennedy ("Jack"). As boys, their father wanted the best for Joe, making Jack envious. Joe had been expected to become president, especially after his father's political exile for supporting the appeasement policy of Neville Chamberlain in the advent of World War II. However, Joe was killed in action during the war in a top-secret mission, and the high expectations then fell upon Jack.