|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1897|
Des Moines County
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1943|
United States World War I Fighter Ace. Born in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of US Congressman Joseph John Seerley. He graduated from the University of Chicago and received a law degree and a C.P.A. designation. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during World War I, serving as a Lieutenant assigned to the 13th Aero Squadron, France and in August 1918 scored 5 air combat victories. Returning home after the war he established his own investment company in Chicago, Illinois. Accepting a commission in air intelligence during World War II, he served as a Major, Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, 8th Fighter Command and was awarded the Air Medal and a Silver Star. He was killed in a vehicle accident in Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
John Joseph Seerley (1853 - 1931)
Elizabeth L. Clark Seerley (1854 - 1913)
JOHN J. SEERLEY
MAJ HO VIII FTR COMD
ILLINOIS AUG 21 1943
Note: Plot C I Row 3 I Grave 13. Entered the service from Illinois.
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Plot: Plot C, Row 3, Grave 13.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Mar 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8507556
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