|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1916|
|Death: ||Nov. 22, 1944|
Casualty of WWII, he hailed from Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee. He was killed on his birthday.His Service Number was 0-106145. His father, Samuel Warmuth Peebles Sr was born in Hamilton County, Tennessee. His mother was Mae Peebles, [nee Gregory]. After the war, his remains were returned to Tennessee for permanent interment. Prior to repatriation to the U.S., he was temporarily interred at the Cambridge American Military Cemetery and Memorial in England, close to the temporary grave of his best friend Joe Black who was interred at Cambridge just days earlier. Sam had attended Joe's funeral. Like Joe, Sam had become engaged to an English girl and the couples were friends.
His 'navrad', Ensign Richard "Eric" Grinndal was also killed and he remains interred at Cambridge.
Samuel was the pilot of a de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk.XVII Registration:HK344, 68 Squadron RAF. It was described as Britain's "Wooden Wonder"-it featured two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines and was constructed of plywood and balsa wood.The aircraft lost an engine on take-off from RAF Coltishall, Norfolk and crashed onto the lawns of Horstead Hall after hitting trees.
Samuel Warmuth Peebles (1874 - 1954)
Mae Gregory Peebles (1878 - 1977)
Milton Harvey Peebles (1913 - 1981)*
Samuel Warmuth Peebles (1916 - 1944)
Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: May 18, 2011
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