Verona Residence:64 Grove Avenue; 59 Derwent Avenue; 88 Grove Avenue
Verona Paratrooper killed in France
Pvt. John B. Wands Jr., 19, paratrooper, was killed in action in France June 14, the War Department has notified his wife, the former Miss Loretta Newton, who is living with her family at 71 Myrtle Street, Bloomfield. He was in the D-Day invasion.Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wands of 88 Grove Avenue, Verona, the paratrooper was born in Hallwood, Va., and went to Verona with his family 14 years ago. He attended Verona High School and was employed at Verner-Cadby, Inc., Verona. He entered the Army in April, 1943, and trained at Fort Benning, Ga. He had been overseas five months.Pvt. Wands also leaves an 8-months-old daughter Elizabeth, a brother Thomas and a sister, Miss Elaine Wands, at home.
Newark Evening News July 25, 1944