John T. Whiting, Jr.
John T. Whiting, Jr. was born on September 18, 1919 in Portsmouth, Ohio. He and his family eventually moved to Radnor, where they lived on Pine Tree Road.
Mr. Whiting attended Radnor schools until the “fifth form,” when he transferred to The Haverford School. He played for the varsity football and varsity swim teams. He graduated from The Haverford School in 1937 and attended the University of Pennsylvania. On July 11, 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in New Cumberland, PA.
Mr. Whiting attended Officer Candidate School in Miami Beach, FL, and received his commission as Second Lieutenant in August of 1942. He advanced to the rank of First Lieutenant in May 1943.
Mr. Whiting served as Adjutant and Supply Officer at the base headquarters squadron in Salt Lake City, Utah. On August 12, 1945, he sadly died in a civilian airplane accident at San Marcos Municipal Airport in San Marcos, Texas. At the time of his death, he was studying at the Army's Navigation School.
Mr. Whiting was buried with full military honors in the cemetery adjoining the Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge, PA.