Black, John Wesley, Pvt

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Last Rank
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Last Primary MOS
610-Antitank Gun Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, Anti-Tank Company, 18th Infantry
Service Years
1943 - 1944


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Johnsonburg, Elk County, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
Dec 23, 1944
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Not Specified
World War II
Location of Interment
Gettysburg National Cemetery - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2, Site 265

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18th Infantry
  1943-1944, Anti-Tank Company, 18th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
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Find A Grave Memorial #40816682:  
John W. Black served as a Private in the Anti-Tank Company, 18th U.S. Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army during World War II. He served as a Bazooka Gunner.  He entered active service with the U.S. Army on February 9, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania.  
He died of wounds received in action in Belgium on December 23, 1944.

John Wesley Black, lovingly known to family as Joseph, rests in Gettysburg National Cemtery; Section 2, Site #265. 

JFC Victory Verlag & Military History Archive:
Johnsonburg WWII Gold Stars - Honor Roll
John W Black (#33432559) is listed as a Sergeant here; need more info about that as it is thought he served as a Private.  This site matches the Find A Grave information (may be the source) - Bazooka Gunner, Anti-Tank Company, 18th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
Birth:  25 September 1922
Entered Service:  19 December 1943
Died of Wounds:  23 December 1944 in France (Find A Grave has Belgium)
Buried:  Gettysburg National Cemetery; Section 2, Site 265
The photo Joel Frampton Gilfert provided is located here; he said the photo appears in WWII memorial program for Johnsonburg during the war and it was probably provided by the family.
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