Pease, George Warren, Jr., LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
183X-Special Duty Officer - Intelligence
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 183X, 4th Marine Division
Service Years
1939 - 1945
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1902
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
South East Orange
Last Address
Oakland/Hollywood, California
Honolulu, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii

Casualty Date
Jan 15, 1945
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Block N, Row 6, Grave 156

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Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen


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 Duty Stations
US NavyCOMFIFTHFLT4th Marine Division
  1940-1944, 183X, 14th Naval District/COMNAVBASE Pearl Harbor
  1944-1944, 183X, Fifth Amphibious Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, COMFIFTHFLT
  1944-1944, 183X, 4th Marine Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
 Colleges Attended 
Lehigh University
  1922-1926, Lehigh University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In 1941, LCDR Pease was serving with the 14th Naval District Office (on station December 1941).

Note:
He applied on 24 March 1943, from Hawaii, to become a member Sons of the American Revolution.

Previous service prior to entry into college was with 51st Machine Gun Squadron (Squadron A), National Guard, New York, 1921-22.  Living in California in 1930.

In January 1944, aboard the USS Custer (APA-40) sailing from Honolulu to Philippines (5th Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet) in transfer. Rank of Lt. Commander (I-VS).

On 21 April 1944, aboard the USS Clay (APA-39) to "destination unknown". {Listed as on board with temporary duty, being with 25th Marines (REIN), 4th Marine Division, contingent of 12 Naval Officers, 59 Marine Officers, 85 Navy Enlisted, 571 Marine Enlisted.}  This ship landed troops on Saipan.
 


On 15 January 1945, he was aboard a Navy R4D-5 (Bu # 17234) that crashed shortly after take off from the Navy Air Field, Tacloban Field, Leyte, Philippines.  All 21 passengers and crew were killed.  The aircraft was struck mid-air by an Army Air Force liaison plane, a Stinson LI-5 (tail number 42-99165) over the end of the runway.

His aircraft was an air evacuation aircraft.  On board was the rescued Navy pilot, Ensign Maurice Naylor who was shot down by the Japanese in September 1944, flying off the USS Cabot (CVL-28).

Those lost:
Crew:
Lt. Bridwell J. McKnight (pilot)
Lt. Donald W. Huegel (co-pilot)
Lt. George A. Danner (navigator)
Sp(V)3c James R. Reynolds (orderly)
ARM1c Hugh G. Ballantyne (radio man)

Passengers:
Lt Com. Carl H. Mattson
Lt. Com. George Warren Pease, Jr.
Lt. Edward J. Detmer
Lt. Winfield Vernon Scott, Jr 
Ens. M.L. Naylor
Ens. N.J. Roccaforte
RhM1c George Michael Pangalos
SK1c Frankie St. Clair Hold
PhM2c A.D. Nonsley
PhM2c Oliver F. Blizzard
PhM2c Joe Bennett Hayden
PhM3c H.E. Dickinson
PhM3c J.C. Raines
PhM3c W.E. Seeling
PhM3c S.D. Stroul
ARM3c M.M. King

Note: Aircraft from the Naval Air Transport Service, Air Transport Squadron Thirteen, VR-13. on the Admiralty Islands to Philippines route. Based at Momote Airstrip (Manus Island), Los Negros, Admiralty Islands.
   
Comments/Citation
Note: Limited information
Lt. Commander Pease was killed in the crash of a Navy transport out of Navy Base, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines.

Commander Pease was interred in Fort McKinley American Cemetery, Philippines, Block N, Row 6, Grave 156.  He left a wife, Fay, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
   
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