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S1c John Francis Hetzler

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S1c John Francis Hetzler

Birth
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
19 Mar 1945 (aged 19)
Memorial Site*
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID
56110665 View Source

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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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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