The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Company F

Pfc John Olinik
Service # 12081304
Pfc Olinik was born in 1921 in New York and was killed in action on June 16, 1944 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.

Pfc Olinik is the son of Alex Olinik [b1885 in Poland/Ukraine] a worker at a farm implements manufacturer and the son of Eva Olinik [b.1895 in Poland/Ukraine].

The 1930 US Census for Auburn, Cayuga County, New York shows John residing at #86 Perrine Street with his parents and 2 sisters Helen and Mary and brother William.

Pfc Olinik was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].

Pfc Olinik is interred at the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France at Plot F Row 1 Grave 10.

{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}