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John Dalton Goetschius

Died in the service of our country
Branch of Service: Air Force
Hometown: Bergenfield
Date of casualty: October 19, 1944
Place of casualty: Mannheim German
Dedication: Dalton Place , Bergenfield
Other webpages:
National Archives
Purple Heart Hall of Honor


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 persent of the bombardiers don't come back" recalled his sister Dorothy Goetschius Frey.


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