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John enlisted in the Army at Altoona, PA on 5 November 1942.

He was assigned to Hq Hq, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Pvt Danko was wounded in action on 8 June 1944.

 On 4 January 1945 he was promoted to Pfc.

On 31 May 1945 Pfc Danko was transferred to the 13th Airborne Division.  He returned to the U.S. on 23 November 1945 and was discharged at the Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, PA, six days later.

   JOHNSTOWN, Sept. 6 ---
   --- John Danko, 43, of Taylor, Mich., was killed Saturday when his motorcycle upset on Solomon Road, Johnstown, State Police reported.

[The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 6 Sep 1966, Tue, Page 17]

John's death certificate details a number of horrific injuries implying that his motorcycle was running at a high rate of speed.

Although the certificate indicates that he was to be buried in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Wayne county, MI, his final resting place has yet to be found.


Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus application submitted by John Danko on 24 January 1950.

John was credited with 14 months of domestic duty and 23 months overseas.  He received a total of $485 for his service.

Note on page 2 he listed three children.  The oldest child was 3 years old and there were apparently a set of twins just 8 months old.

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