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Milton Edward Connelly, Jr.

Graduating Class of 1942
Served in World War II

First Lieutenant
Milton Edward Connelly, Jr.

9th Photo Squadron


Chicago, IL

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Spokane, WA

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL

More About First Lieutenant Connelly

First Lieutenant Milton Edward Connelly Jr. was born on Jan. 23, 1920, in Chicago, Illinois, to Milton and Margaret Connelly. He enlisted into the US Army Air Corps in January 1941 while in Chicago. He received his pilot wings and a commission as a 2nd lieutenant on Oct. 31, 1941. Connelly was transferred to the 9th Photography Squadron in Spokane, Washington, and promoted to 1st lieutenant in early 1941. He was killed on April 23, 1942, when the P-38 he was piloting crashed near Spokane, Washington. First Lieutenant Milton Edward Connelly Jr. is buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip, Cook County, Illinois.