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John Utkewicz

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John Utkewicz


John W. Utkewicz Jr.
Corporal United States Army Air Corps
523rd Fighter Squadron
27th Fighter Group
12th Air Force

Died: Sep 11, 1944

John was a radio communications technician.

While moving from southern France to a location west of Lyon, the B-25 crashed into a mountain, killing the pilot and 14 others, including John.

The French people of the nearby village have set up a memorial and have a ceremony each year on September 11th to honor the Americans that died in the crash. John is buried near Rhone, France (C-4-25).

Information was gathered from registers concerning servicemen buried overseas, viewed in Hawaii.

No photograph of John is known. His name is on display in the Maynard Veterans' Wall of Honor in the Soup Campbell Room, Lower Level of Maynard Town Hall.


Description researched and provided by Andrew Mitzcavitch
See 2019.155