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TSGT John E Doyle, Jr

New York, USA
Death 31 May 1945 (aged 23–24)
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Location Currently Unknown
Memorial ID 80063205 · View Source
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John served as a Tech. Sergeant and engineer-gunner, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 13, 1940, prior to the war, in Syracuse, New York. He was noted as being employed in the production of beverages and also as Single, without dependents.

John died in the "Line Of Duty" as a result of a non-battle related plane crash during the war.

Service # 12003835


Syracuse Herald American - June 24, 1945

T/SGT John E. Doyle, Jr, 24 was killed in a plane crash near Oopsburg Holland, on May 31, after V-E Day.

The son of John E. Doyle of Camillus, R.D.1, he died in the crash of a bomber on which he was an engineer-gunner. The plane was on a gunnery mission off the coast of Holland when it crashed out of control, according to a letter received by Mr. Doyle from the commanding officer, Brig Gen Richard C. Sanders.

The soldier was buried in Knokke civil cemetery, Knokke, Belgium with religious services and full military honors.

Doyle had been in the European theater for 10 months and was based in France at the time of his death. He enlisted in 1940 and served two years in Alaska before going to Europe. He was a Solvay High School Graduate.

( Article found by: Anne Cady )



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