Veterans' Memorial Project

John Henry Galey

Tulsa, OK

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1941

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Date of Birth: 03/11/1921

Date of Death: 11/02/1944

Affiliations: Delta Tau Delta

Captain Galey served with the 711th Bomber Squadron, 447th Bomber Group, Heavy, as a navigator on a B-17 “pathfinder” bomber. His plane was shot down over Merseburg, Germany. He was Commissioned in February, 1943. He is buried at Plot D Row 10 Grave 27 at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and Purple Heart.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, July, 1945, and October, 1945, Web site above and public records

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