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SSGT Luther Lee Perry Jr.

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SSGT Luther Lee Perry Jr.

Birth
Texas, USA
Death
5 Apr 1942 (aged 22)
Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot
Section N, Site 191
Memorial ID
3788962 View Source

KILLED IN ACTION

TEXAS
STAFF SGT 11 AAF BOMB GROUP
WORLD WAR II

Found nothing on NARA

It appears Luther was named Woodrow at birth, his name was changed to Luther Jr before 1930.

Luther Jr appears (as Woodrow) on the 1920 Census with his parents, Luther Sr and
? Beulah.

He appears on the 1930 Census with his widowed father.

Memorial caption (Image):
"Less than 300 yards from here, on April 5, 1942, ten Army Air Corps aviators perished in the service of their country.

FIRST LT CHARLES O ALLAN
SECOND LT JAMES W BUSHEE
FIRST LT WARD COX, JR
SSGT MATHIAS E DONART
SGT WILBERT L GRAVITT
SSGT EDWARD L HAKES
CPL JOHN F MORRIS
CPL JOHN E MUCKEY
SSGT LUTHER L PERRY, JR
MSSGT JESSE L SCHNEIDER

They crashed their B-17E "Flying Fortress," Serial 41-2443, returning from a routine combat patrol mission around Hawaii searching for enemy forces. They crashed in foul weather and darkness on a bleak Easter Sunday evening that claimed two patrolling combat crews within 10 miles of each other.

This plaque placed by the Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society
on the 65th Anniversary of the crash.
You are not forgotten…"

This plaque is located at Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, Oahu, Hawaii. (Image)

Typed cable (Image):
Official USAAF Cable of Accident:
(Hand written, top right: 11:37 a.m. 4/8/42)

From: Ft. Shafter, T.H. April 7, 1942

On the night of April 6, 1942 at about 0700 GCT, a B-17E No. 41-2443 cracked up. Conducting investigation and search. To date have found 4 bodies, but impossible to establish identification. Will send additional details later. Listed below are members of crew: 1st Lt. Ward Cox, Jr, 0392806 and Charles O. Allan, Jr. 0367225, 2nd Lieutenant James W. Roshoe 0430910, Staff Sergeants Luther L. Perry, Jr. 6292999, Mathias E. Donart 6568848, and Edward L. Hakes 6667164, Sergeants Warren F. Schneider 12025843 and Wilbur L. Gravitt 6296816, Corporals John F. Morris 6999571 and John E. Muckey 6981906.

Original filed under Cablegrams
Filed in Safe
(Hand written, lower right: FATAL.)

(Each name is underlined and has a number, 1 through 10, above it which has been circled.)
http://hiavps.com/images/B-17E%2041-2443/ARC%20Crew%20List%20Cables.pdf
(Image)

Web site that lists the Crew and a brief history:
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-2443.html

Web site that includes photos:
http://hiavps.com/Cox%20B-17E.htm

PERRY, LUTHER L JR
S/SGT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/01/1919
DATE OF DEATH: 04/05/1942
BURIED AT: SECTION N SITE 191
NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC
2177 PUOWAINA DRIVE HONOLULU, HI
http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov

Obituary
KILLED EASTER SUNDAY
Liberal, [Kansas] -- [Staff] Sgt Luther Perry Jr, formerly of this locality, was killed in action, while serving with a bombing squadron "somewhere in the Pacific", the family has been advised. He was killed on Easter Sunday. He was a cousin of Carl Perry, Mrs Amos Bartels and Mrs J H Grider, of Guymon [Oklahoma].
The Hutchinson Kansas News
14 May 1942
This news article was sent by Eric Ackerman, Topeka, Kansas

There is a memorial marker for
SSGT Luther L Perry, Jr
in Winnsboro, Texas, where his father is buried.

KILLED IN ACTION

TEXAS
STAFF SGT 11 AAF BOMB GROUP
WORLD WAR II

Found nothing on NARA

It appears Luther was named Woodrow at birth, his name was changed to Luther Jr before 1930.

Luther Jr appears (as Woodrow) on the 1920 Census with his parents, Luther Sr and
? Beulah.

He appears on the 1930 Census with his widowed father.

Memorial caption (Image):
"Less than 300 yards from here, on April 5, 1942, ten Army Air Corps aviators perished in the service of their country.

FIRST LT CHARLES O ALLAN
SECOND LT JAMES W BUSHEE
FIRST LT WARD COX, JR
SSGT MATHIAS E DONART
SGT WILBERT L GRAVITT
SSGT EDWARD L HAKES
CPL JOHN F MORRIS
CPL JOHN E MUCKEY
SSGT LUTHER L PERRY, JR
MSSGT JESSE L SCHNEIDER

They crashed their B-17E "Flying Fortress," Serial 41-2443, returning from a routine combat patrol mission around Hawaii searching for enemy forces. They crashed in foul weather and darkness on a bleak Easter Sunday evening that claimed two patrolling combat crews within 10 miles of each other.

This plaque placed by the Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society
on the 65th Anniversary of the crash.
You are not forgotten…"

This plaque is located at Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, Oahu, Hawaii. (Image)

Typed cable (Image):
Official USAAF Cable of Accident:
(Hand written, top right: 11:37 a.m. 4/8/42)

From: Ft. Shafter, T.H. April 7, 1942

On the night of April 6, 1942 at about 0700 GCT, a B-17E No. 41-2443 cracked up. Conducting investigation and search. To date have found 4 bodies, but impossible to establish identification. Will send additional details later. Listed below are members of crew: 1st Lt. Ward Cox, Jr, 0392806 and Charles O. Allan, Jr. 0367225, 2nd Lieutenant James W. Roshoe 0430910, Staff Sergeants Luther L. Perry, Jr. 6292999, Mathias E. Donart 6568848, and Edward L. Hakes 6667164, Sergeants Warren F. Schneider 12025843 and Wilbur L. Gravitt 6296816, Corporals John F. Morris 6999571 and John E. Muckey 6981906.

Original filed under Cablegrams
Filed in Safe
(Hand written, lower right: FATAL.)

(Each name is underlined and has a number, 1 through 10, above it which has been circled.)
http://hiavps.com/images/B-17E%2041-2443/ARC%20Crew%20List%20Cables.pdf
(Image)

Web site that lists the Crew and a brief history:
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-2443.html

Web site that includes photos:
http://hiavps.com/Cox%20B-17E.htm

PERRY, LUTHER L JR
S/SGT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/01/1919
DATE OF DEATH: 04/05/1942
BURIED AT: SECTION N SITE 191
NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC
2177 PUOWAINA DRIVE HONOLULU, HI
http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov

Obituary
KILLED EASTER SUNDAY
Liberal, [Kansas] -- [Staff] Sgt Luther Perry Jr, formerly of this locality, was killed in action, while serving with a bombing squadron "somewhere in the Pacific", the family has been advised. He was killed on Easter Sunday. He was a cousin of Carl Perry, Mrs Amos Bartels and Mrs J H Grider, of Guymon [Oklahoma].
The Hutchinson Kansas News
14 May 1942
This news article was sent by Eric Ackerman, Topeka, Kansas

There is a memorial marker for
SSGT Luther L Perry, Jr
in Winnsboro, Texas, where his father is buried.


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TEXAS
STAFF SGT 11 AAF BOMB GROUP
WORLD WAR II


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