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Capt William Terrell Cherry, Jr
Birth: Sep. 6, 1915
Collingsworth County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 2000
Los Angeles County
California, USA

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. 
Family links: 
  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)*
  Paul Lawrence Cherry (1925 - 1933)*
  Pauline Florence Cherry Smith (1925 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over Funafuti Island in the South Pacific.
Created by: Iowa Owl
Record added: Dec 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32318081
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