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First Name: John

Last Name: Seerley

Birthplace: Burlington, IA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: U.S. Army Air Corps (1926 - 1942)

Middle Name: Joseph

Date of Birth: 21 November 1897

Date of Death: 21 August 1943

Rank: Major

Years Served:
John Joseph Seerley, Jr.

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


John Joseph Seerley, Jr.
Major, U.S. Army Air Corps

John Joseph Seerley, Jr. was born on 21 November 1897 inBurlington, IA, the son of U.S. Congressman Joseph John Seerley.

He graduated from the University of Chicago and received a law degree and a C.P.A. designation. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War I, serving as a Lieutenant assigned to the 13th Aero Squadron, France, and in August 1918 scored 5 air combat victories.

Returning home after the war, he established his own investment company in Chicago, IL. Accepting a commission in Air Intelligence during World War II as a Major, he served as Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, 8th Fighter Command and was awarded the Air Medal and a Silver Star.

He was killed in a vehicle accident in Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, England.

Death and Burial

Major John Joseph Seerley, Jr. died on 21 August 1943 in Tetsworth, England. He is buried at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in Coton, England.

Honoree ID: 3062   Created by: MHOH




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