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David Orlando Anthony, Jr
Birth: Dec. 25, 1917
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1992
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

DAVID ORLANDO ANTHONY Jr.4, (DAVID ORLANDO ANTHONY Sr.3, DAVID OSCAR ANTHONY.2, JACOB HENRY ANTHONY.1) born: 25 December 1917, Peoria, Peoria County Illinois, died: 29 November 1992, Peoria, Peoria County Illinois, aged: 74 years 10 months, 4 days, buried: Swan Lake Memory Gardens Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria County Illinois, Son of: DAVID ORLANDO ANTHONY Sr. and EDITH PEARL HARDESTY, married: 4 July 1940, Burlington, DeMoines County Iowa, RUTH ELEANOR COLLINS, born: 4 July 1920, Decatur, Macon County Illinois, died: 18 April 1998, Peoria, Peoria County Illinois, buried: Swan Lake Memory Gardens Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria County Illinois, daughter of: CHARLES THOMAS COLLINS Jr. and RUTH BLANCHE FRENCH, Children; MARGARET ADELIA (ANTHONY) SMITH-COUCH, DAVID EDWIN ANTHONY, one Grandson NEAL OLIVER SMITH

Source; Letter from David Orlando Anthony Jr., to Marilyn Pederson, regarding his military service

Army Air Corp. in WWII with the 448 Heavy Bombardment Group, Eight Army Air Force, as a Tail Gunner on the B 24 Liberator Bomber, The Air Field was located in Seething, England where he flew on 31 bombing missions in occupied Germany Territory.

Source; Peoria Journal Star, November 30, 1992 Page 6,

David O. Anthony, aged 74, of 3412 North Gale ave, died at 9;05 am. Sunday, November 29, 1992, at his residence, born December 25, 1917, in Peoria, Illinois to David O. and Edith (Hardesty) Anthony, he married Ruth E. Collins, on 4 July 1940, in Burlington, Iowa, she survives, also are one daughter, Margaret A. Couch, of Peoria, two sisters, Thelma Grafelman, of East Peoria, and Laura Blackaby of Pekin, and one grandson, one son, and three sisters, preceded him in death. He was a Processing Engineer for Caterpillar Inc, retiring in 1980, a World War II Army Air Corp Veteran, he was a member of the second Air Division association. Services will be held Wednesday at 1 pm. at Wilton Mortuary, The Rev. James Sandy. will officiate, Visitation will be from. 6-8 Tuesday at the Mortuary, burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

Source; Book "The Liberator Legend, the plane and the people", Turner Publishing Company 1990. Page 53 and 79/80.

"Volunteer Inductee into Army Air Force 1943, basic at Jefferson Barracks, MO, Aviation Cadet at Kent State University - Ohio, relieved of Cadet training for convenience of Government, Air gunnery Harlington, TX, overseas training Walla, Walla, WA, overseas as replacement crew of 713 Sdn. of 448 Bomb Gp. at Seething England.

Flew 30 missions as a tail gunner. Worst mission: Low level dropping supplies to paratroops at crossing the Rhine losing our wingmen and Buchen Germany where five of nine ships were lost to ME 262 and 163 Jets."

The jacket he's wearing on the picture, will be displayed at the end of 2011, on my personal website (online museum).
Source; Danny, WWII Historian, e-mail"

Family links: 
  David Orlando Anthony (1881 - 1953)
  Edith Pearl Hardesty Anthony (1889 - 1972)
  Ruth Eleanor Collins Anthony (1920 - 1998)
  David Edwin Anthony (1950 - 1990)*
  Thelma E Anthony Grafelman (1910 - 2004)*
  David Orlando Anthony (1917 - 1992)
*Calculated relationship
Swan Lake Memory Gardens
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Marilyn Pederson
Record added: Feb 23, 2002
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i think of you often,your niece
- Marilyn
 Added: May. 15, 2016
Thanks for all the great memories, Uncle David
- Love, your niece,Marilyn
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014
Love and Miss you Uncle
- Lorie
 Added: Dec. 25, 2013
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