John Henry

Cartwright, Jr.

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John Henry Cartwright, Jr.

Aug 26 1921 - Feb 01 2008

John Henry Cartwright, Jr., age 86 of Frisco, Texas passed away on February 1, 2008 in Plano, Texas. He was born on August 26, 1921 in Wilmington, Delaware to John Henry and Marian (Lucas) Cartwright. John served his country as a Staff Sergeant (1942-1945) during World War II in the Army Air Corps as a gunner in the "Galloping Goose", the A-20 that he flew in. He was part of the 409th Bomb Group - 642nd Squadron in the 9th Air Force. John married Frances Pettit on November 2, 1946 in Long Branch, New Jersey and together they had two children, Lynn Kathryn and John Thomas. His first real job was working at the Budd Manufacturing Co. in Philadelphia which made stainless steel railroad cars, trailers and automobile bodies. He applied for and eventually got a position with the federal government as an Apprentice Instrument Maker in 1941. He worked in varied positions until ending his goverment career as a Contract Specialist at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. During his time in that capacity he was involved in the contractual elements of the first night vision goggles used in Viet Nam. He retired after 35 years of service in 1976. John is survived by his wife, Frances Cartwright of Frisco, Texas; daughter, Lynn Kathryn Akin of Little Elm, Texas; son, John Thomas Cartwright of Richardson, Texas; grandson, Matthew Akin of Lewisville Texas; sister, Barbara Schumacher; brothers, Donald Cartwright and Robert Cartwright all of Lakewood New Jersey. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Cartwright. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow, Frisco.
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