John Andrew Aranyos Jr

Military

Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Ol Steel Butt
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 78th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron 83rd Fighter Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

McKeesport, PA 16 June 1922 Son of John and Agnes [Molmar] Aranyos.

Enlisted

Pittsburgh, PA, USA 29 May 1942 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Other

Assigned

Boxted, Colchester, UK 27 January 1944 - 18 August 1944 Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Promotion

Boxted, Colchester, UK 6 May 1944 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Other

Transferred

Atcham, Shrewsbury, UK 18 August 1944 Transferred to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Discharged USAAF

19 September 1945 Honourable discharge.

Other

Crashed

Sewickley, PA 15143, USA 30 April 1954 Unidentified Accident Sewickley, PA Cat 1 damage Pilot Lt John A Aranyos, 30-Apr-54. T-33A 52-9686 - 146FBS 112FBG

Died

McKeesport, PA, USA 9 October 2010
Duquesne, PA, USA

Revisions

Date7 Sep 2016 16:26:27
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:33
ContributorAAM
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list