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JOHN MAHER (10 K)


<bgsound src="savryahymm.mid" loop=infinite controls="smallconsole"> You are listening to Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan,
John Maher's favorite World War II movie
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The John J. ("Whitey") Maher Collection — Page 1
   On this page, you'll find images contributed by Frances E. Maher, wife of the late John Maher, a former member of A Battery.

   John, a resident of Amityville, Long Island, NY for many years, passed away on February 10, 2001, at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY at the age of 78. Born in Brooklyn on January 25, 1923, he had been employed as a steam-fitter with Local 638 in New York City for many years. Along with his fellow Skylighters, he landed on Omaha Beach and earned battle stars for the campaigns in Normandy, the Rhineland, Northern France, and Central Europe. While serving from January 1943 through December 1945, he earned the European–African–Middle Eastern Service medal, the Good Conduct medal, and the WW II Victory Medal. At war's end, his section illuminated the Eiffel Tower to celebrate the end of the war in Europe. John was active in the Amityville Little League and the Amityville Varsity Club, and he enjoyed golfing and making golf clubs. He is survived by his wife, Frances E., as well as his daughter, Deborah E. Maher; three sons, Thomas, Richard, and Joseph R.; grandchildren Angela, Jessica, Jason, Richard, Johanna, Joshua, and Jonathan; and great grandson Thomas. John was interred at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY.

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JOHN AT HIS GUN (15 K)

No ... John isn't on a steep hillside! It's just a funny angle for a photo of him at a .50-caliber AA machine gun.
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FUN WITH BAYONETS (18 K)

Nothing to do while the laundry dries except practice with your bayonet. John, second from right, and three buddies horsing around.
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AT THE CONTROLS (8 K)

John operating a searchlight control station.
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JOHN AND BUDDIES (8 K)

John, second from right, with some of his buddies.
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CHARGE! (7 K)

John's pal charges toward
the camera with fixed bayonet.

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BUDDIES (8 K)

John (second from right) and friends pose in front of a pyramidal tent.
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RELAXING (9 K)

A couple of batterymates rest on a fender. The PFC on the right has the 9th USAAF patch sewn on his left shoulder.
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THE BOTTLE (13 K)

John (right) and pal busy proofreading the label on a bottle of Irish whiskey.
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BURGAW BOYS (15 K)

The "Burgaw Boys" (John is kneeling, center). Names of the others on the way!
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GROUP 1 (15 K)

A group of searchlight men show their war faces. Complete caption on the way!
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