Sp1C John Garfield Hope

Sp1C John Garfield Hope

Death 3 Mar 1945
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 25 Grave 15
Memorial ID 56373078 · View Source
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Husband of Emma G. Hope who resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

John served as a Specialist First Class, U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

John was a passenger on C-47A #43-48223 that was assigned to the 1403rd Base Unit, U.S. Army Air Force

C-47A #43-48223 took off from England on a flight to France during the war. They were carrying a U.S.O. civilian entertainment group. They crashed, for an unknown reason, near Carmeilles-en-Vallangou, France.

John died in the "Line Of Duty" in this crash during World War II.

Service # 6512840

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Those killed on this U.S.O. Flight:

Barschdorf, Alfred E ~ Pfc, Flight Crew, VT
Chapman, Lester I ~ Civilian, Wrestler, TX
Dearstine, Robert H ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Donor, Ruth G, Mrs ~ Civilian, NJ
Foster, Festus F ~ Captain, Navy, VA
Heeger, Paul J ~ Pfc, Flight Crew, OH
Heideman, Lawrence L L ~ Lt, Navy, MI
Hirth, Herbert H ~ 1st Lt, Flight Crew, LA
Hope, John G ~ Spec/1c, Navy, PA
Mansell, Paul A ~ 1st Lt, Flight Crew, NY
Matkovich, George ~ Civilian, Wrestler
McVey, Albert J ~ Sgt, Air Force, IL
Reuben, Benny ~ Civilian, Wrestler
Ross, George "Jack" ~ Civilian, Wrestler, IL
Sabath, Harold A ~ Civilian, Wrestler
Young, Gaius W ~ Civilian, Wrestler, MN

Note: The Associated Press reported that the European Division of the Air Transport Command stated that this ended a safety run in which 5 million miles of flying by that division had occurred without a loss of life.

( Bio & Flight Listing by: Russ Pickett )




  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56373078
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sp1C John Garfield Hope (unknown–3 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56373078, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .