John Helm Maclean (1921-1944) was born in Savannah, the son of Malcolm Maclean and Emily Helm Maclean. He was educated in Savannah Public Schools, Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina, Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and graduated with honors from Yale in 1942. He was commissioned 1st Lieutenant in the Yale Battalion of Field Artillery and fought during World War II. In August 1944, Maclean was killed in action in France.
From the description of John Helm Maclean papers on Eugene Talmadge, 1938-1942. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122932052