John May (1917 - 1944)

John May
1917 - 1944
updated February 06, 2019
John May was born c. 1917. He died on July 19, 1944 at 27 years old.
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'm/11796' Bretteville-sur-laize Canadian War Cemetery,
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Service number: France
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: calgary Highlanders
Unit/ship/squadron: R.c.i.c.

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John May passed away on July 19, 1944 at 27 years old. He was buried in 'm/11796' Bretteville-sur-laize Canadian War Cemetery. He was born c. 1917. We are unaware of information about John's family.
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1917 - 1944 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that John May was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1920, by the time he was just 3 years old, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1923, at the age of only 6 years old, John was alive when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1934, by the time he was 17 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1944, in the year of John May's passing, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

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Other John Mays

1881 - Unknown
1928 - 1976
c. 1892 - Jul 15, 1916
c. 1890 - Aug 27, 1917
Unknown - Sep 26, 1915
c. 1882 - Mar 25, 1918
c. 1925 - Jun 25, 1946
Unknown - Apr 30, 1915
c. 1893 - Oct 30, 1918
c. 1914 - Feb 3, 1944
c. 1896 - Aug 14, 1917
c. 1922 - Dec 4, 1943
c. 1915 - Sep 4, 1943
Unknown - Jul 22, 1915
c. 1909 - May 23, 1941
c. 1895 - May 26, 1916
Unknown - Apr 25, 1915
Unknown - Nov 30, 1917
Unknown - Oct 28, 1914
Unknown - Oct 15, 1914

Other Mays

c. 1907 - Aug 7, 1944
c. 1910 - Jun 11, 1944
c. 1917 - Nov 26, 1940
Unknown - Dec 19, 1945
c. 1916 - Feb 22, 1942
c. 1921 - Mar 6, 1943
c. 1903 - Dec 8, 1945
c. 1890 - Feb 3, 1919
c. 1877 - Nov 26, 1914
Unknown - Sep 5, 1914
c. 1900 - Oct 18, 1918
c. 1923 - Mar 31, 1944
c. 1922 - Nov 10, 1943
Unknown - Mar 21, 1918
c. 1931 - May 20, 1941
c. 1912 - Jan 4, 1943
c. 1911 - Sep 23, 1944
Unknown - Oct 15, 1914
Unknown - Oct 28, 1914
Unknown - Nov 30, 1917

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c. 1907 - Aug 7, 1944
c. 1910 - Jun 11, 1944
c. 1917 - Nov 26, 1940
Unknown - Dec 19, 1945
c. 1916 - Feb 22, 1942
c. 1921 - Mar 6, 1943
c. 1903 - Dec 8, 1945
c. 1890 - Feb 3, 1919
c. 1877 - Nov 26, 1914
Unknown - Sep 5, 1914
c. 1900 - Oct 18, 1918
c. 1923 - Mar 31, 1944
c. 1922 - Nov 10, 1943
Unknown - Mar 21, 1918
c. 1931 - May 20, 1941
c. 1912 - Jan 4, 1943
c. 1911 - Sep 23, 1944
Unknown - Oct 15, 1914
Unknown - Oct 28, 1914
Unknown - Nov 30, 1917
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