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2LT John T Blanks, Jr

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2LT John T Blanks, Jr

  • Birth 18 Oct 1920
  • Death 14 Aug 1943
  • Burial Halifax County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot G-84-1004
  • Memorial ID 76385594

2Lt John T. Blanks Jr was a pilot of a P-40 fighter and belonged to the 60th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Group. He was killed in action over Sicily on 14 August 1943. He was buried in the temporary American GELA Cemetery in Sicily. Lt Blanks was buried in plot/grave G-84-1004. Date of burial was 20 August 1943. After the war his remains were repatriated and buried in the Ellis Creek Cemetery in Halifax County, Virginia.

Over 1,200 men and women were buried in the GELA Cemetery between July 1943 and 1947. I am writing a book about this cemetery.

Bio by: Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland


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2LT, 60 AAF FTR SQ WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Bobby Stevens
  • Added: 12 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76385594
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT John T Blanks, Jr (18 Oct 1920–14 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76385594, citing Ellis Creek Cemetery, Halifax County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Bobby Stevens (contributor 46935483) .