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CRAIG, John K

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CRAIG, John Kevin  "Jack"

Servicenumber: 36622184

 

Craig John K 01

 

Craig John K 02

Age: 22
Born: 18 December 1921, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Hometown: Fulton County, Georgia
Family: Robert R. Craig (father)
Mary E. (Foster) Craig (mother)
Helen Craig (sister)
Robert R. Craig Jr. (brother)
Bernice Craig (sister)

Frances Craig (sister)
Dorothy Craig (sister)
Evelyn M. (Naleway) Craig (wife)
Rank: Private First Class
Function: Not available
Regiment: 401st Glider Infantry Regiment
Battalion: Not available
Division – Transport: 101st Airborne Division
Company – Squadron: Not available
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
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Date of death: 19 September 1944
Status: KIA
Place of death: Holland
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot B, Row 5, Grave 21
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information: Pfc John Kevin Craig was killed in action in Holland in the recent attempt to rescue the trapped division of allied paratroopers. "Jack", as he was known to his many friends, attended Ascension school, Fenwick High and DePaul university. At Fenwick he took part in amateur boxing. He was 22 years of age and was employed by John Sexton & Company when called into service.
He received his boot training at Fort Bragg, N.C. In St. Peter Canisius church, Ill. on 3 April 1943, he and Evelyn Naleway were married. His wife had been residing with her parents since her husband left for overseas in September 1943. His last letter written home was dated September 14.
Pfc Craig was initially buried at Zon Cemetery near Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

 

Source of information: Peter Schouteten, Astrid van Erp, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.ww2-airborne.us, www.newspaperarchive.com - Oak Park Oak Leaves, www.ancestry.com - Headstone and Interment Record / 1930 Census / Birth Certificate

Photo source: www.findagrave.com, Des Philippet, www.ancestry.com - Fenwick High School Yearbook 1939

 

 

 

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