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John Dalton Goetschius

Died in the service of our country
Branch of Service: Air Force
Hometown: Bergenfield
Rank: LIEUTENANT 34 AA BOMB GP
Date of casualty: October 19, 1944
Place of casualty: Mannheim German
Dedication: Dalton Place , Bergenfield
Other webpages:
National Archives
Purple Heart Hall of Honor
2LT John Dalton Goetschius - Find A Grave


About John Dalton: Goetschius was to go home on leave when he volunteered to replace another bombardier who was too sick. He was 22 when his plane went down over Mannheim, Germany. "He always told me that 90 percent of the bombardiers don't come back" recalled his sister Dorothy Goetschius Frey.

2nd Lt. Goetschius served as a Bombardier on B-17G #43-38300 that crashed in Germany during World War II.

Burial: Saddle River Low Dutch Reformed Cemetery
Upper Saddle River, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA

John Dalton Goetschuis - cemetery marker
Cemetery


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