|Birth: ||Nov. 19, 1913|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1944, France|
John served as a Technical Sergeant, Company G, 115th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Maryland National Guard on February 3, 1941, prior to the war, in Cumberland, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as an oiler of machinery and also as Single, without dependents.
He "Died Of Wounds" during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Service # 20342273
Below Articles found by: Charles Riend
CUMBERLAND EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 5, col. 6:
~~Monday, August 14, 1944~~
Another Man Of Company G Lost In Battle
T-Sgt. John M. Jankey Died July 18
T-Sgt. Jankey was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Jankey, 864 Sperry Terrace. He was a member of Company G, 115th Infantry, 29th Division, and left Cumberland when the local National Guard xxx entrained in February, 1941, for federal service at Fort George Meade. Prior to that time, T-Sgt. Jankey is survived by one brother, Charles L. Jankey, this city; and three sisters, Mrs. John Repauch, Baltimore; Mrs. John Fradiska, this city; and Miss Virginia Jankey, at home. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where a memorial service will be held for him next Sunday at 3 p.m.
CUMBERLAND EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 2, col. 2:
~~Friday, April 16, 1948~~
The body of Tech. Sgt. John M. "Dutch" Jankey, 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Jankey, 864 Sperry Terrace, who was killed in France July 18, 1944, will be reburied tomorrow in Hillcrest Burial Park following services at 2 p. m., in the George Funeral Home.
Mountain Chapter No. 166, Military Order of the Purple Heart, will hold a service today at 7:30 p. m. at the funeral home.
John Marshall Jankey (1888 - 1965)
Josephine Law Jankey (1893 - 1973)
Hillcrest Memorial Park
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86533967
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