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John T Blanks, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1920
Death: Aug. 14, 1943

2Lt John T. Blanks Jr was a pilot of a P-40 fighter and belonged to the 60th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Group. He was killed in action over Sicily on 14 August 1943. He was buried in the temporary American GELA Cemetery in Sicily. Lt Blanks was buried in plot/grave G-84-1004. Date of burial was 20 August 1943. After the war his remains were repatriated and buried in the Ellis Creek Cemetery in Halifax County, Virginia.

Over 1,200 men and women were buried in the GELA Cemetery between July 1943 and 1947. I am writing a book about this cemetery. (bio by: Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Louise Crews Blanks (1894 - 1990)
 
Inscription:
VA 2 Lieut 60 AAF Fighter Sq WW II
 
Burial:
Ellis Creek Cemetery
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Plot: G-84-1004
 
Created by: Bobby Stevens
Record added: Sep 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76385594
John T Blanks, Jr
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