John Woravka

John Woravka

John Woravka is an experienced financial services professional with a certified financial planner and strong client service skillset.

On April 5, 1943, The Lady Be Good ran out of fuel and crashed into a Libyan desert 450 miles south of Benghazi. Her crew made it out safely at 2:00 A.M. that same morning.

Early Life and Education

John Woravka was born on June 1, 1930 in Albany, Minnesota to Joseph and Mathilda Kulas as their fourth child.

He developed an interest in politics when he was young. As an assistant precinct captain for a political candidate, his involvement continued to grow.

After graduating high school, he continued on to Saint Mary’s College of California where he made friends with classmates that remain today.

He then transferred to UC Davis and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Shortly after, he and Teri tied the knot and welcomed their first child, Jennifer into their lives.

John enjoyed spending time with his family and friends when not working. His hobbies included country music and John Deere tractors. John had a knack for storytelling which will be missed by all who knew him.

Professional Career

John Woravka is a financial advisor based in Irvine, California with 13 years of industry expertise. He holds both Series 63 and 65 licenses and is authorized to conduct business throughout both California and Texas. His many awards and accolades include being listed among the top 50 financial advisors in California. He and his wife have two children, David and Nick; in their free moments they enjoy playing golf or reading a good book together. However, what truly matters to him most in life is his family – especially his beloved grandchildren David and Nick. He strives to savor each moment, because having fun is what truly shows your appreciation for those in his life. To do this, prioritize those whom you value most in life and you will reap rewards in abundance – leading to a healthier you in return.

Achievements and Honors

John was one of nine members of a 514th Bombardment Squadron crew that left Soluch, Libya on April 4, 1943 for a high altitude bombing mission to Naples, Italy. Their nighttime return flight took them 350 miles inland from the coast into the desert.

At 2 a.m., they left and began walking north across the desert floor. After five days, they had only one pint of water left and were exhausted from both intense heat during the day and freezing cold nights.

In August 1960, another British Petroleum oil exploration crew discovered the remains of Woravka several miles northeast of the crash site. His body had been preserved but his parachute had failed to open fully upon impact and he died instantly. Additionally, they discovered a canteen that Woravka had been carrying when he bailed out, which contained almost one quart of still potable water.

Personal Life

John Woravka has had a distinguished career in financial services. With more than four decades of expertise, he is a Certified Financial Planner ™ certified professional.

John and Alexandra reside in Huntington Beach. When not working, John enjoys playing golf and spending quality time with family.

One of the more intriguing stories of Lady Be Good’s fate involved two surviving crew members who managed to survive eight days in the desert with only one canteen of water and some energy sweets. This tale was told through diaries kept by Bob Toner and Tech Sgt. Harold Ripslinger, as well as a mysterious object they had: Lady Be Good’s parachute. Unfortunately, nine men who bailed out were not so fortunate.

Net Worth

John Woravka has an estimated net worth of $3 million. This wealth has been earned through his career as a financial adviser with The Woravka Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors since 2004, where he graduated from the University of San Diego and earned certification as a Certified Financial PlannerTM. John and his wife Veronica have three children; when not at work John enjoys golfing and watching sports – particularly his beloved Los Angeles Angels and Clippers teams as well as belonging to the Southern California Sports Commission.

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