|Birth: ||Sep. 6, 1915|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 2000|
Los Angeles County
William T. Cherry, Jr., was the pilot of a B-17 that ditched in the South Pacific on 10-21-1942. One of the seven passengers on the B-17 was World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker, who was on a secret mission for the War Department. Cherry, Rickenbacker, and five others lived through the ditching and were eventually rescued after spending 3 weeks adrift in 3 life rafts. The eighth passenger died at sea.
William Thomas Cherry (1880 - 1970)
Ida Beulah Melton Cherry (1886 - 1972)
Laura Jane Cherry Cook (1905 - 1989)*
John Vernon Cherry (1907 - 1993)*
Thomas Louis Cherry (1908 - 2001)*
Lois Cherry Murry (1910 - 2000)*
Edgar Franklin Cherry (1913 - 1985)*
William Terrell Cherry (1915 - 2000)
Ethel Cherry Pace (1919 - 1989)*
Pauline Florence Cherry Smith (1925 - 1996)*
Paul Lawrence Cherry (1925 - 1933)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over Funafuti Island in the South Pacific.
Created by: Iowa Owl
Record added: Dec 21, 2008
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