2LT John Alfred “Jack” Weese


2LT John Alfred “Jack” Weese

Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Death 10 Jun 1944 (aged 24)
Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Burial Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 107538299 View Source
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Military (per US Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, applicant D. H. Weese, 10 Apr 1948):
365 Fi-Bomb-Grp
386 Fi-Bomb-Sq
9th Air Corps

Residence 1940: Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA.

Killed in action 10 Jun 1944 near Caen, France.

Notes from photo posted by Robert Tong, 13 Oct 2013:
On 10 June 1944, 2LT John A. Weese of the 386th Ftr Sq, 365th FG was flying P-47D serial 42-76279 (coded D5-H) as 'tail end Charlie' in a 4-ship flight on patrol over the Cherbourg peninsula. Separated in the broken cloud deck, he radioed he'd been hit; with his engine oil pressure falling and a malfunctioning propeller, he reported he could see the Normandy beachhead, and thought he could belly-land behind friendly lines. He made no mention of being wounded, but was apparently KIA.

Ann Arbor News, 05 Feb 1948:
Lt. Weese's Body Is Due Saturday
The body of Lt. John (Jack) Weese of Ann Arbor, a member of the 9th Air Force who was killed over Normandy during the Allied invasion in 1944. will arrive Saturday morning at 9:52 at the Michigan Central station.
A military escort will accompany the remains.
Funeral services are to be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Muehlig with Dr. James Brett Kenna of the First Methodist Church officiating. Private graveside services and a military burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery.
Lt. Weese was born Jan. 26, 1920, in Ann Arbor to Douglas and Lorena Staebler Weese. He lived here as a child and later resided with his family in several Michigan cities.
He was graduated from the Durand High School, Durand, Mich., and returned to live in Ann Arbor with his parents in 1938. Prior to entering the service he attended Lawrence Institute of Technology in Detroit.
His parents have lived at 10425 Jackson Rd., since 1945.
Survivors in addition to his parents, are three sisters, Mrs. Marwood B. Ahling of Sterling, Ill., Miss Mary Weese of Ann Arbor and Mrs. Robert Burgett of Saline; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. George Staebler of Ann Arbor.



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