John C. Manahan
John C. Manahan, son of Frank Manahan, retired fireman, residing at
3500 Fifth avenue, Los Angeles, has been reported as having been killed
in action over Germany, October 14.
Manahan, 24 years of age, was appointed to the fire department May 26,
1941. On January 24, 1942, he was granted military leave, entering
the air force. Finishing his training he was given active service,
ranking a first lieutenant. It was during a sortie over Germany that
he was killed.
Young Manahan was born in Los Angeles. He graduated from Manual Arts
high school and attended University of Southern California for two
years. Before coming into the fire department he was lead man at
As a fireman he was greatly interested in athletics and was a member of
the department bowling team. He also was on the baseball team from
The death of Manahan is the second from those of the department, Staff Sergeant
John M. Randall being killed during a training flight at Barksdale, La.,
April 19, 1943.