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Lieutenant John R. PERES

Male 1920 - 1942  (21 years)


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  • Name Lieutenant John R. PERES 
    Title Lieutenant 
    Nickname Jack 
    Born 5 Mar 1920  Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Feb 1942  Gunn Point, Darwin, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946:

      Name: Jack R Peres
      Birth Year: 1920
      Race: White, citizen (White)
      Nativity State or Country: California
      State: California
      County or City: Los Angeles
      Enlistment Date: 31 Dec 1940
      Enlistment State: California
      Enlistment City: March Field Riverside
      Branch: Air Corps
      Branch Code: Air Corps
      Grade Code: Aviation Cadet
      Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
      Source: Civil Life
      Education: 3 years of college
      Civil Occupation: Actor (Motion picture actor. ) or Director, Motion Picture (Motion picture director.) or Entertainer
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Height: 71
      Weight: 147
    • Jack lost his life in World War II while a fighter pilot in Darwin, Australia. It was not until several weeks went by that they found the wreckage of his plane with his body still in it. His parents and sister was working at Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, California at the time and received Jack's medals. -Linda Carole Mustion, www.findagrave.com

      Jack was killed flying P-40s in Australia during World War II. -Interview with Donald Hodgins, 31 Dec 2006
    Person ID I13176  Pioneer Ancestry | Ancestors of Kathleen Diane Clark
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2009 

    Father John Augustus PERES,   b. 16 Dec 1889, Iola, Allen, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1976, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Louise BUCH,   b. 5 May 1889, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1969, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Married 1910 
    Family ID F24582554  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    PERES, Lieutenant Jack R
    PERES, Lieutenant Jack R
    Courtesy of www.findagrave.com

    Histories
    PERES, Lieutenant Jack: Information about his death
    PERES, Lieutenant Jack: Information about his death
    Courtesy of http://www.adf-serials.com

  • Sources 
    1. [S162] Birth Index, California, 1905-1995.
      John R Peres, 5 Mar 1920, Male, Buch, Santa Barbara

    2. [S201] Webpage, http://home.st.net.au/~dunn.
      Jack was the first to be shot down.