John W. Ziegler

John W. Ziegler was born in New Jersey on 11/12/1918 to Bertha and John Ziegler Sr.. He had a sister, Alice. After living in West New York for a period of time, the family moved to Teaneck.

John Ziegler, who was referred to as Warren or “Zieg”, attended Teaneck High School(Class of 1937). He was described as being dapper, debonair and a ladies’ man. He was also recognized as being the best dressed male, best male dancer and most versatile. Zieg enjoyed bowling in his spare time.

Prior to enlisting in the Army Air Corps in May of 1942,, John worked for the Eclipse Aviation Corp. in Teterboro, NJ. Sometime during the early 1940s, John became the husband of Shirley Ziegler.

While serving in the Air Corps, Lt. Ziegler completed 18 missions. He piloted a B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber and was awarded an Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster. On 5/27/44 the valiant Lt. Ziegler was killed in combat when his bomber collided with another plane south of Dieppe, France.

He was buried in Grove Cemetery which is located in a small town in Albany County New York called Coeymans.

WWII Scrapbook

  1. July 7, 1943
  2. March 1, 1945

High School Yearbook

  1. 1937 Yearbook, Page 49
  2. 1937 Yearbook, Page 70
  3. 1937 Yearbook, Page 103

  1. 1920 United States Federal Census
  2. 1930 United States Federal Census
  3. 1940 United States Federal Census for John W. Ziegler
  4. U.S., WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, 1942-1947 for John W. Ziegler
  5. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 for John Warren Ziegler (Historical Military Records)

  1. WWII Army & Army Air Force Casualty List - Ziegler, John W.
  2. Missing Air Crew Report

National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website

  1. War Department Files - 1 LT John W. Ziegler

Find A Grave Website

  1. John Warren Ziegler
  2. Tombstone photo