RALPH K. JOHN, JR., LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: November 14, 1916
Date of death: April 11, 1944
Age: 27

Lucky Bag

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From the 1940 Lucky Bag:

RALPH KARL JOHN, JR.

Seattle, Washington

There's a pounding outside, the door bursts open, and in rushes Dutch, gasping "What's the set-up for tomorrow?" Though intensely interested in the musical clubs and choir, he hungrily attacks his lessons. Living up to the best west coast traditions, he's a tough crew man, but possesses two weaknesses: chow and women. In his spare time he beats out tunes on the piano. His idol is Eddie Duchin. Friends know him to pun frequently and fool roughly. We always picture him in his customary manner of reprimanding himself — rubbing his "gonk" with his fist while muttering, "Dope!" As a pal and a roommate, the best ever.

Loss

Ralph was lost in an aircraft accident near Columbus, New Mexico, on April 11, 1944.

He is buried in Washington.


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