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John W Coma

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  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 47th Bomb Group
  • 97th Bomb Squadron

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Born San Francisco, CA 27 December 1919
Enlisted Wilkes-Barre, PA 23 June 1941
Lived in Peckville, PA 1950

419 Hickory Street

Died Harrisburg, PA 19 January 2013

John W. Coma 93, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 19, 2013.

He was born on December 27, 1919 in San Francisco to the late Dominic Coma and Laura Setta.

John was a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran with the 47th Bomb Group. He was a retired Aircraft Radio Engineer for the Federal Government with 30 years of service, an Eagle Scout, a member of Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Harrisburg, Holy Name Society, and the VFW Shopa-Davy Post, Peckville, PA.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Anne M. Coma, and his son Philip J. Coma.

John is survived by his sons John W. Coma Jr. and wife Debra of Alabama, and Daniel J. Coma and wife Paulette of New Cumberland, his daughter Eileen M. Nardis and husband Daniel of Harrisburg, one sister Gloria Cordelli of Harrisburg, and 6 grandchildren Alexander J. and Jennifer A. Coma both of Alabama, Marie T. Coma of Louisville, KY., Jonathan D. Coma of New Cumberland, and Jason D. and Cory P. Nardis both of Philadelphia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Father Charles L. Persing at 11 AM Friday, January 25, 2013 at Saint Margaret Mary's Catholic Church 2800 Paxton Church Road Harrisburg, PA 17110. Viewing will be held from 10 AM until time of services. Burial will follow the service, at Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg.

Buried Harrisburg, PA 25 January 2013

Resurrection Cemetery
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2021 01:53:49 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

"47th Bomb Group" - Turner Publishing, page 73,74
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44033_03_00...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/3147/images/41226_62220...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/218714819/john-w-coma

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