2Lt John Halstead “Bud” Banks III

2Lt John Halstead “Bud” Banks III

Birth
Claymont, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
17 Apr 1945 (aged 21)
Burial
Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot
Section C ~ Row 6 ~ Grave 15
Memorial ID
56356979 View Source

John, who resided at 18 Seminole Avenue, Claymont, Delaware, served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on P-47D (#44-20222), 397th Fighter Squadron, 368th Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Corps, during World War II.

He was "Killed In Action" when the P-47 he was piloting was shot down by enemy flak while strafing near Lom, Czechoslovakia. He survived the crash landing and was killed by local police.

He had served in the Air Corps for two years and seven months at the time of his death.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O2063779

Son of John Halstead Banks, Jr. and Anna A. Casey Banks.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

John, who resided at 18 Seminole Avenue, Claymont, Delaware, served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on P-47D (#44-20222), 397th Fighter Squadron, 368th Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Corps, during World War II.

He was "Killed In Action" when the P-47 he was piloting was shot down by enemy flak while strafing near Lom, Czechoslovakia. He survived the crash landing and was killed by local police.

He had served in the Air Corps for two years and seven months at the time of his death.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O2063779

Son of John Halstead Banks, Jr. and Anna A. Casey Banks.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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