Veterans' Memorial Project

John Wallace Dallenbach

Ithaca, NY

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: 1940

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 01/22/1918

Date of Death: 06/11/1944

Affiliations: Delta Upsilon

Lt. Dallenbach was a copilot of a B-17 crew, 570th Bomber Squadron, 390th Bomber Group, Heavy, based at Framlingham Airfield in Suffolk, England. The crew was killed in a crash on 6/11/1944 into the ocean near the Isle of Guernsey. His plane took part in a mission to Dinard-Pierutvit, France. The plane went down after bombing its target. The entire crew was lost. This was their seventh mission. Lt. Dallenbach is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.
The John Wallace Dallenbach Fellowship in Psychology had been established at Cornell in honor of Lt. Dallenbach who served as an assistant at Cornell in the Psychology Department during 1940-1941.

– submitted by Bill Gavin and JoAnn Gavin Yuska, nephew and niece of aircraft pilot, William Francis Gavin; and James Opolony, World War II researcher

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