Veterans' Memorial Project
John Henry Galey
World War II
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, and public recordsSubmit additional information or comments