John Henry Cayson (1917 - 1993)

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Chattanooga National Cemetery
Section YY Site 362,
1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, Tn

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Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: SSGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Henry

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1917 - In the year that John Henry Cayson was born, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

1922 - By the time he was merely 5 years old, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

1928 - John was just 11 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1931 - At the age of merely 14 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.

1993 - In the year of John Henry Cayson's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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John Henry Cayson died on February 10, 1993 at 75 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for John. He was buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery Section YY Site 362, Chattanooga, Tn. He was born on March 17, 1917. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships.

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