New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1944, Germany|
Son of Raymond J. Ellis who resided in Buffalo, New York.
John served as a Sergeant and Ball Turret Gunner on B-24J #42-100203, 700th Bomber Squadron, 445th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on April 21, 1943 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
John was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was hit on it's left wing by falling bombs from another plane while on a bombing run over Germany during the war.
He was awarded a Purple Heart.
Service # 32931619
( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-100203:
Cantor, Milton ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, New York
Caplane, Christ E, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, New York
Cottrell, Glynn O ~ Pfc, Tail Gunner, Michigan
Ellis, John R ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, New York
Hynes, Edwin J ~ Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Massachusetts
Limes, Edward W ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, Ohio
Love, Benjamin L ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Kansas
Perry, Thomas B ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, California
Swanson, Girard H ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Illinois
( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Raymond J. Ellis (1903 - 1976)
Irene Ellis (1905 - 1977)
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Arrondissement de Liège
Plot: Plot D Row 5 Grave 43
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56358040
NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Erie County, New York...Killed In Action...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.|
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