John served as a Flight Officer in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He resided at 831 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war. He was declared "Missing In Action" over New Guinea shortly after the war ended. His brother, Joseph R. Zagata, was also "Killed In Action" in Sicily during the war.
Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York ~ 12 Jul 1949, Tue • Page 28
Military funeral rites will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, for Flight Officer John L. Zagata, who lost his life on October 10, 1945, in New Guinea.
His brother, Lt. Joseph R. Zagata, was killed in action on July 10, 1943, on a mission with the Rangers in Sicily. Flight Officer Zagata will be buried next to his brother.
He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zagata, 831 Ridgeway Ave., and his wife, Mrs. Lucille Riege Zagata of Rolla, Missouri.
Flight Office Zagata was a graduate of the Missouri School of Mines and was a member of Sigma Pi and Alpha Iota.
Contributor: Mary (Hammill) Rund (48585237)
Lucille Leone Riege Zagata Schendel
1920–2016 (m. 1944)
Joseph R Zagata
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