John V Mahalchik

John V Mahalchik

Birth
Death 27 Apr 1987 (aged 69)
Burial Arneytown, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Plot KN 1554
Memorial ID 148811277 · View Source
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John Val Jean Mahalchik (AKA "Mister Freedom," "Lucky Dustin," or just "Lucky") was a pilot in the Air Force in World War 2 (he claimed to have been the sole survivor of a crash). After the war, he had a small airfield in rural south Jersey, and ran a crop dusting business, until a freak wind storm (hurricane?) in 1950 totaled his plane. He got into the military surplus business on his property in the 1950s. He filled his acreage with discarded treasures, from old train engines to surplus bomber parts to retired blimp gondolas.

He first ran for Congress in 1964 as "Mr. Freedom," and was the presidential candidate for the America First Party in the 1972 and 1976 races.

***Above information courtesy of Walter Doernbach (#47666484)***



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  • Created by: 13th Generation Fairbanks in America
  • Added: 7 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 148811277
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John V Mahalchik (11 Jan 1918–27 Apr 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148811277, citing Brig Gen Wm C Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by 13th Generation Fairbanks in America (contributor 48218542) .