|courtesy of Des Philippet|
John was drafted in March 1943 working in a job producing leather goods. After training he was sent to the European theater and on 22 Jul 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to H Company 116th Infantry. PFC Masnica was killed in action on 26 Nov 1944.
PFC Masnica was buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery.
2 of his brothers also served during the war. Stephen Andrew Masnica served in the 1942-1945 and Paul Stephen Masnica served in the Army 1942-1945.