John T. Saari

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John T. Saari enlisted the Army Air Corps on January 22, 1942.

He served as Sergeant and mechanic with the 859th Bomb Squadron (H) in Tunisia, North Africa; Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, North Apennines, Italy; and Southern France.

He was awarded the following: Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal with five bronze battle stars, World War II Victory Medal, and five overseas service bars.

Mr. Saari was honorably discharged on October 8, 1945.

Source:  Hometown Heroes: The Saint Louis County World War II Project, 276.

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