John Clifford Bozanich

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  • Name: John Clifford Bozanich
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 21, 1920
  • Date of Death: October 30, 1991
  • Parents: Mike Bozanich & Barbara (Strahan) Bozanich
  • High School and Class: 1939 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: 1st LT (1st Lieutenant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: April 3, 1942
  • Place Sworn In: Los Angeles, California
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: California
    Name: John Clifford Bozanich
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: July 21, 1920
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
    Registration Date: February 14, 1942
    Employer: _____
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. W. Morse, Glendale

    WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: John C. Bozanich
    Birth Year: 1920
    Race: White
    State of Residence: Minnesota
    County or City: Itasca
    Enlistment Date: April 3, 1942
    Enlistment State: California
    Enlistment City: Los Angeles
    Branch: Air Corps
    Branch Code: Air Corps
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Army of the United States – includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of
    Source: Civil life
    Education: 1 year college
    Civil Occupation: Managers and officials, n.e.c.
    Marital status: Single, without dependents
    Height: 69
    Weight: 152


  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    John Bozanich married Marjorie Jean Doyle in Colorado in 1945. He was employed as a district structural engineer for the City of Los Angeles after his discharge from the Army Air Force.

    John Bozanich died in Tuscon, Arizona as a result of a car accident and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota (plot MB, O, 24). He is survived by his wife, Corrine; five children, two sons and three daughters; and his brother Harold. He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Mike, Nick, George and William.

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