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John Joseph Seerley, Jr
Birth: Nov. 21, 1897
Burlington
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 1943
Tetsworth
Oxfordshire, England

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) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Joseph Seerley (1853 - 1931)
  Elizabeth L. Seerley (1854 - 1913)
 
Inscription:
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.
 
Burial:
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Plot C, Row 3, Grave 13.
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Mar 14, 2004
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John Joseph Seerley, Jr
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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