A memorial service for John L. Dschuden, 75, of Hamburg, a retired Fleet Bank branch manager who flew more than 100 missions as a flight engineer in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations during World War II, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union St.
Dschuden, a native of Jamestown, died Saturday (Aug. 22, 1998) in Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a brief illness.
He flew the missions aboard B-24 aircraft over the mountain range that became known as "The Hump" during the war. He was active in the CBI Buffalo Group and was senior vice commander of the New York State organization.
After the war, he attended Grove City College in Pennsylvania, where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration. He moved to Hamburg in 1956 to work for Fleet and later became manager of the bank's South Park and Lake Shore branches. He retired in 1985.
He was an active member of Hamburg United Methodist Church and was a past president of the Hamburg Lions Club. He was a member of Post 527, American Legion, in Hamburg.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Ellen Johns; a daughter, Cynthia Warner of Walworth; a son, Bruce of San Antonio, Texas; and three grandchildren.