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PFC John E Bogan

PFC John E Bogan

New York, USA
Death 31 Jan 1945 (aged 21–22)
Burial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot Plot G Row 12 Grave 2
Memorial ID 56296894 · View Source
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Son of James F. Bogan who resided in Buffalo, New York.

John served as a Private First Class in the 893rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 21, 1943 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the photographic process occupation and also as being Single, without dependents.

John and was "Killed In Action" during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # 32675892

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


Private First-Class John E. Bogan, born in 1923, was the only child of James F. and Pearl A. (Lyons) Bogan of 1008 Lake Ave., Rochester, Monroe County, New York.

In the 1940 census 17-year-old John is living with his parents at 326 Lafayette Street in Buffalo, NY. His father was a salesman for a paper manufacturing company.John enlisted 21 Jan 1943 at Rochester. He’d had four years of high school. He was employed at Kodak Park and his occupation was listed under photographic processing. He was single without dependents. He was ultimately assigned to the 893rd Tank Destroyer Battalion.In August, 1944, the 893rd TD Bn was attached to the 2nd ID. Pfc Bogan was wounded 1 Aug 1944 and hospitalized in England. He recovered from his wounds and returned to his unit in mid-January 1945. On 31 Jan 1945 companies A, B, and C of the 893rd TD Bn were attached to the 309th, 310th and 311th Infantry Regiments of the 78th Infantry Division. On 31 Jan 1945, the 78th ID was engaged at Kesternich, Germany. Kesternich is 18 miles southeast of Aachen.The NARA WWII casualty listings by state and county show Bogan, John E., Pfc, from Monroe County, NY as killed in action 31 Jan 1945, just two weeks after he had returned to his unit.



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  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56296894
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC John E Bogan (1923–31 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56296894, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .