|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1924|
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 1945, Guam|
John served as a 1st Lieutenant and Pilot on B-24M Liberator (#44-51318), 424th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force.
He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on February 21, 1943 in Miami Beach, Florida. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.
John died in the "Line Of Duty" when his B-24 crashed after take off approximately 1 1/2 miles north east of Guam Airfield approximately one month after World War II had ended.
He may, or may not, have had multiple awards. He had flown a number of other combat missions during the war.
Service # O-830975
Crew lost on B-24M (#44-51318):
Austin, William H., T/Sgt, Radio-Op, Delaware
Finan, Robert E., Lt, Navigator, Indiana
Franklin, Carl, S/Sgt, Passenger, California
Gershon, Norman, 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Illinois
Hammons, Olan E., 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Kentucky
Keppy, Elmer K., Sgt, Engineer, Iowa
Macro, Andrew G., S/Sgt, Passenger, Pennsylvania
Schmidt, John E., 1st Lt, Pilot, Maryland
1st Lt., U.S. Army Air Force
Baltimore National Cemetery
Plot: A, 0, 189E
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 26, 2000
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