P-51 Mustang Pilot Lt. Gervan

Declared Dead, Lost over St. Lo

(July 13, 1945) - Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. John Gervan of Myrtle avenue, that their son, 1st Lt. John Gervan, 27, reported missing last July 4, has been officially declared dead.

Lt. Gervan was piloting a P-51 Mustang with the 381st Fighter Squadron, 363rd Fighter group over St. Lo (France) when he was lost.

Photo courtesy of Ed Stecewicz, & American Legion


Sources:

The Nutley Sun July 13, 1945

American Legion Post 70 Memorial - Ed Stecewicz photo

Jim Brink - Personal recollections

The 363rd Fighter Group in World War II In Action over Germany with the P-51 Mustang by Kent D. Miller

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