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John Edward Ryan (1919 - 1943)

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John Edward Ryan
1919 - 1943
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1919
Coleraine, Australia
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October 9, 1943
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Coleraine, Australia
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John Edward Ryan was born in 1919 in Coleraine, Australia. He is the child of Patrick Josh Ryan and Mary Monica (Daley) Ryan. He died on October 9, 1943 at age 24.
Updated: July 24, 2019
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Service number: r/67919 Rank: Warrant Officer Class I Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit/ship/squadron: 431 Sqdn.
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John Edward Ryan died on October 9, 1943 at 24 years old. He was buried in Hanover War Cemetery 3. D. 19., Germany. John was born in 1919 in Coleraine, Australia. He is the child of Patrick Josh Ryan and Mary Monica (Daley) Ryan.
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In 1919, in the year that John Edward Ryan was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1920, John was just 1 year old when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1929, by the time he was only 10 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1931, at the age of merely 12 years old, John was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1943, in the year of John Edward Ryan's passing, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

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