2LT John F Duffy


2LT John F Duffy

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 5 May 1945 (aged 22–23)
Highclere, Basingstoke and Deane Borough, Hampshire, England
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Trinity, Range R, Grave 31
Memorial ID 124154326 View Source
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Obituary The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Mon Aug 2, 1948 pg 7

DUFFY-LT. JOHN F., on 364 72nd Street, killed in a plane crash in england on May 5, 1945 loving son of Jane Duffy (nee Woods) and the late Edward Duffy. American Legion memorial services will be held on Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Solemn Mass of Requiem at Our Lady of Angels Church on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment with Military honors at Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Mon Aug 2, 1948 pg 7

Rites Tomorrow for Lt. John Duffy.
Lt John F. Duffy who was killed in a plane crash in England on May 5, 1945 after completing 31 missions over Germany as navigator with the 8th Air Force will be buried with military honors tomorrow in Holy Cross Cemetery. A solemn requiem mass will be offered at 10 am in Our Lady of Angels R. C. Church. Until shortly before the mass the body will be in the home of his mother Mrs. Jane Woods Duffy at 364 72d street where a memorial frites will be held at 8 o'clock tonight by the American Legion.
Lieutenant Duffy who wa s22 at the time of his death held the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters and the Presidential citation. His father Edward Duffy died some time ago.
Born in Brooklyn, Lieutentant Duffy was graduated from the parish school of Our Lady of Angels and St. Michael's High School. He had been employed by the American Gas and Electric Company of Manhattan. He was a student at St. John's University when he enlisted in November 1942. He was an only Child.
The following was submitted by member#49314353
Lt. John Duffy died in a crash on the Highclere estate on May 5, 1945. The estate is celebrating the lives of those airmen who lost their lives in crashes on the estate; here is the link for Lt. Duffy:



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