CPT Austin Joseph Peek

CPT Austin Joseph Peek

Birth
Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA
Death 10 Aug 1944 (aged 28)
Natal, Município de Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Burial Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA
Plot 847, Section: G, Old G
Memorial ID 134120386 · View Source
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A VETERAN US ARMY AIR CORP WWII

age 28 years 5 months 25 days

Pilot of US Army Air Corps B-29 Superfortress #42-24482. Killed when B-29 Superfortress #42-24482 crashed on takeoff, Parnamirim Field, at Natal, Brazil. 58th Bomb Wing, enroute to C.B.I. theatre of operations, during World War II.

Nine crew were killed:

CPT Austin J Peek - Pilot
2LT Willard R Heintzelman - Navigator
2LT Leroy Judson
2LT Dale E Shillinger
TSGT Harold R Brown
SGT Kurt F Seeler
CPL Anthony A Cobbino
CPL Walter R Newcomb - Bombardier
CPL David C Prendiz

CPT Austin Joseph Peek's enlistment record is below:

Austin J Peek
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Name: Austin J Peek
Name (Original): PEEK AUSTIN J
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 18 Aug 1941
Term of Enlistment: 0
Event Place: Camden, New Jersey, United States
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1916
Birthplace: NEW JERSEY
Education Level: 4 years of college
Civilian Occupation: Actors and actresses
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Aviation Cadet
Army Branch: Air Corps
Army Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Civil Life
Serial Number: 12010846
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923

1920 Census

Name: Austin J Peck
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1920
Event Place: Millville Ward 1, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States
Event Place (Original): Millville Ward 1, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1917
Birthplace: New Jersey
Father's Birthplace: New Jersey
Mother's Birthplace: New Jersey
Relationship to Head of Household: Son

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Louis Peck Head Male 31 New Jersey
Ethel Peck Wife Female 28 New Jersey
Virginia T Peck Daughter Female 6 New Jersey
Louis F Peck Son Male 5 New Jersey
Austin J Peck Son Male 3 New Jersey

1930 Census

Name: Austin Peek
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Millville, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 14
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1916
Birthplace: New Jersey
Father's Birthplace: New Jersey
Mother's Birthplace: New Jersey
Relationship to Head of Household: Son

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Lewis Peek Head Male 41 New Jersey
Ethel Peek Wife Female 38 New Jersey
Virginia T Peek Daughter Female 17 New Jersey
Lewis F Peek Son Male 15 New Jersey
Austin Peek Son Male 14 New Jersey
William Peek Son Male 7 New Jersey
Edward Peek Son Male 2 New Jersey

1940 Census

Name: Austin Peek
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Ward 1, Millville, Millville City, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States
Last Place of Residence: Same House
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1916
Birthplace: New Jersey
Relationship to Head of Household: Son

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Louis Peek Head Male 50 New Jersey
Ethel Peek Wife Female 47 New Jersey
Austin Peek Son Male 24 New Jersey
William Peek Son Male 17 New Jersey
Edward Peek Son Male 12 New Jersey


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CPT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New Jersey; ASN O-439659
***9-21-20 Cemetery confirmed there are 2 markers on this lot. 1 is CPT Peek's military marker the other is the family marker

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  • Maintained by: Deb
  • Originally Created by: Tim Cook
  • Added: 9 Aug 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 134120386
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Austin Joseph Peek (15 Feb 1916–10 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 134120386, citing Greenwood Memorial Park, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Deb (contributor 49124509) .