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John H. Ellis *** U.S. Army *** WWII 1942-1945
John was part of the Army's 805th Engineering Battalion (avn.sep) during WWII. He repaired, maintained and constructed aircraft runways that were critical to the Island hopping strategy used in the Pacific. Entering in January 1942, Boot Camp at Fort Belvoir, off to Choreia, Panama in 1943, then Bellows Field Hawaii, Saipan, Tinian, the invasion Okinawa and ie-Shima. Photographs in his possession of note are those of the Japanese Peace Envoy in taken August, 1945; He was discharge shortly after in 1945.
    Roster of Names for above group shot of Company B, 3rd Battalion, Fort Belvoir January 1943.
    John Ellis is #91 in above group.
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