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Cpl John C. Sprosty, Jr.
Tail Gunner

Entered the Service from: Ohio
Died: April 28, 1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines

John C. Sprosty was born 4 Oct 1925(1). He was 19 yrs old at the time of his loss.

He was a resident of Cuyahoga County, OH.

WWII Enlistment Records show his enlistment was 2 Aug 1943 in Cleveland, OH. in the Philippine Scouts.

He is memorialized at Ohio Western Reserve National Memorial - Section M Site: 71(1)

(1) per Veterans Affairs Gravesite Locator Database

If anyone has any additional information about John C. Sprosty, Jr or a member of his crew please contact

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Source: American Battle Momuments Commission War Dead Database; WWII Enlistment Record Database; VA Gravesite Locator