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TSGT John J Regan

TSGT John J Regan

Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Mar 1945 (aged 34–35)
Bukidnon Province, Northern Mindanao, Philippines
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 31066393 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Catherine Regan who resided in Manchester, New Hampshire.

John served as a Technical Sergeant & Engineer on B-24L #44-49840, 23rd Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hartford County, Connecticut prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 5, 1943 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of boots and shoes and also as Divorced, without dependents.

John was promoted to the rank of Technical Sergeant on November 17, 1944.

B-24L #44-49840 took off from APO 719, Guian, Samar Island, Philippines with 6 other B-24's on a bombing mission over Mindanao Island, Philippines. After passing through a large cloud B-24L #44-49840 went missing. They were later found to have crashed into Mount Kitanglad, Mindanao Island for an unknown reason. B-24L #44-41549 also crashed on this same mission.

John was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on August 16, 1949.

Service # 31268704

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Airmen who perished on B-24L #44-49840:

Hoeksema, Frank A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IL
Jurich, Nick ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, WY
Nuttall, Thomas R ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, UT
Rau, William L, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, OH
Regan, John J ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Segneris, Armonda J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Seifert, Nicholas, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MI
Stark, Harry G ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, NY
Whitaker, Barton M, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, VA
Whitmore, Marvin E ~ T/Sgt, Radar Operator, CO

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For Airmen who perished on B-24L #44-41549 see:

Roder, George A ~ Corp, NH

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( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )







  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Eric Kreft
  • Added: 2 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31066393
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT John J Regan (1910–12 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31066393, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .