S1 John Francis Hetzler

S1 John Francis Hetzler

Death 19 Mar 1945
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

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John, who resided at 903 Elm Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Seaman First Class, U.S.S. Wasp (CV-18), U.S. Navy during World War II.

The Wasp was hit on this day by a 500-pound armor piercing bomb that exploded in the crew's galley while it was supporting Okinawa-Gunto operations. Approximately 102 crewmen were lost.

He was declared "Missing In Action" in this attack during the war.

He had served in the Navy for one year and seven months at the time of his death and was awarded a Purple Heart. John was the only Delawarean lost on the Wasp.

Service # 8127470

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56110665
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S1 John Francis Hetzler (unknown–19 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56110665, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .