M.---- 2nd Officer  John Edward Sleeper 

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 b. 10 Apr 1903, Pennsylvania 1 May 1941 to 17 Sep 1941 

 

     

 m. Mary E, 1 son

Address in 1940: Clinton, Mt Vernon, OH


Sailed back to Montreal on 5 October 1941 with fellow ATA pilots Clark Trumbull, Constant Wilson, William Englander, James Holley, Walter Lewis, Vernon Meyer, Marvin Tuxhorn, Herbert Termaine, Willie Crews and Leland Lloyd

 He and three other American pilots (William Harry Englander, Vernon Arno Meyer, and Marvin Blaine Tuxhorn, qqv) threatened legal action to secure their full ATA salary of $150 per week for the period after they were told they had not been accepted as ferry pilots; they had, it seems, only been paid $24 plus a $50 subsistence allowance per week.


Joined USAAF ATC based at Romulus, Michigan. In Apr 1943 he made a forced landing in a Mustang en route from Scott Field to Chicago, suffering cuts about the face and body.

d. 29 Nov 1984 - Goodhue, Minnesota


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