Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Jenningses in:
 • Forest Lawn Memorial Park
 • Gresham
 • Multnomah County
 • Oregon
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Robert L. Jennings
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Dec. 18, 1920
Death: Dec. 8, 1941
Angeles, Philippines

Private Robert L. Jennings, age 21, was the first Gresham man to die in World War II. He was the only child of Jimmie and Jennie Jennings of Gresham.

Private Jennings was born December 18, 1920. He attended public school and high school in Gresham. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces on April 8, 1941 and was attached to a bombing squadron in the Phillipines. He served for a time as a military policeman.

Pvt. Jennings was killed in action at Ft. Stotsenburg (Clark Air Base)in the initial bombardment of the Phillipine Islands. News of Pearl Harbor had reached U.S. forces in the Philippine Islands less than half an hour after the attack (about 2:30 A.M., December 8, in the Philippines, corresponding to 8:00 A.M., December 7, in Hawaii. Nine hours later, unopposed Japanese planes attacked the base in the Phillipines, killing many soldiers.

Pvt. Robert L. Jennings who gave his life in the service of his community and country, was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. 
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Lot 3 Block C Sec. 73S
Created by: Eellitta
Record added: Jun 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70690512
Robert L. Jennings
Added by: JaniceH
Robert L. Jennings
Added by: Eellitta
Robert L. Jennings
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Vita Brevis
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Janice and Frank
 Added: Jun. 13, 2011
Though your life was short, you made an impact on those who remember.
- Eellitta
 Added: Jun. 1, 2011

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service