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CPT Thomas Cherry “Tommy” Wallace

CPT Thomas Cherry “Tommy” Wallace

Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Nov 1968 (aged 51)
Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Mausoleum
Memorial ID 157986482 · View Source
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Thomas Cherry Wallace was born in Oakdale, Pennsylvania in 1917. He was the son of John Edward Wallace and Adelaide Elizabeth Keenan Wallace. After graduating from the University of Southern California he moved to Pasadena and worked as a bank clerk. He joined the Air Force in 1940 and was part of the Royal Air Force's American Eagle Squadron.

From 1943 to 1945 he was married to actress Carole Landis. Tommy married JoAnne Doherty on March 28, 1946 and had two sons. He served in the Air Force during the Korean war and later worked for Goodyear as a test pilot. In 1963 he joined General Tire and moved to Venezuela. Tommy died in Caracas, Venezuela on November 16, 1968. According to his obituary he committed suicide with a pistol in his home. He was 51 years old.

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  • Created by: MrsSallyWillows
  • Added: 9 Feb 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 157986482
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Thomas Cherry “Tommy” Wallace (15 Oct 1917–16 Nov 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157986482, citing Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by MrsSallyWillows (contributor 47871252) .