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Franklin Eugene "Gene" Jennings
Birth: Jan. 10, 1926
Foss
Washita County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1945, Philippines

Lost at Sea, U. S. Navy after the battle of Leyte Gulf, South Pacific, the largest naval battle in history; The U.S.S. Columbia was
located at Lingayen Gulf, Philippines on 9 January 1945. Gene was killed in action.
It is said that he was killed while on fire duty in a crow's nest when the ship was hit by the Japanese Kamakazi plane. The kamikaze, knocked out six gun directors and gun mount. 24 men were killed and 97 wounded.

His Military Service Flag is buried with his mother, Lula Grace (Reeder) Jennings-Wray, at Page Cemetery, Washita County, Oklahoma. His name is listed on the headstone with his parents-Charlie and Lula. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Ragan Jennings (1895 - 1937)
  Lula Grace Reeder Jennings (1897 - 1985)
 
 Siblings:
  Helen Lucille Jennings Kelley (1918 - 1968)*
  Charles Randall Jennings (1921 - 1962)*
  Franklin Eugene Jennings (1926 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Page Cemetery
Burns Flat
Washita County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: "Lost at Sea"
 
Created by: Phyllis Medeiros
Record added: Nov 30, 2012
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Franklin Eugene Gene Jennings
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Franklin Eugene Gene Jennings
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Franklin Eugene Gene Jennings
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RIP hero Sailor
- Ingemar Woods
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014
Dear cousin Gene, you gave the last full measure of devotion for your country. Thank you for your service.
- Phyllis Medeiros
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Almost 19.
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 Added: Nov. 14, 2013
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