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Jack Pebworth 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
1918 1
Oklahoma 1
Place: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma 1

World War II 1

Army 1
Enlistment Date:
28 Sep 1941 1
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Air Corps 1
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Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
18052660 1
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Oklahoma City Oklahoma 1
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Lt Jack Pebworth, B 26 Pilot, Shot-Down KIA


The B-26 flown by Lt Pebworth was shot down by AA fire.

The father of Diane maurer, Wife of Aaron Marcy, sunk that Japanese destroyer.
On Oct 16, 1942, six B-26s belonging to the 28th Composite Group (The sole bomber echelon deployed in that area of operation), took off from the PSP runway of Adak, in the Aleutians, to attack two Japanese destroyers enroute to Kiska Harbour.
They were loaded with ammo for the there isolated Japanese garrison.
Capt Russell I. Maurer, scored a direct hit on the destroyer "OBORO" (Which means "The haze you can see at the Moonlight") and the ship sunk in a while.
Only 17 men, of a crew of 230, survived.
The B-26 flown by Lt Pebworth was shot down by AA fire.

Contribution by B 25/B 26 Researcher, Barbi Ennis Connolly  9 Aug. 2009

Jack Pebworth was a tennis ace who became a WWII pilot after graduating Murray State College at Tishamingo. Jack died in action in the Pacific on October 16, 1942 in the Sea of Kiska when he was caught in the wake of the Japanese ship he had just bombed. He was decorated posthumously. Jack was not married and had no descendants. Jack was born around 1918 and died October 16, 1942. His body was never recovered, but there is a memorial monument to him in Ardmore, OK. Jack was also Choctaw Indian.

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