John T. Tennison Jr.
I am not a Tennison relative.My mother was a civilian employee at Camp Crowder, Mo. From her keepsakes, I have the memorial program for John T. Tennison, Jr.First Lieutenant, Air Corps.I thought I would share it here in case any of his relatives are using this forum.
On the front of the program it says Our Tribute of Honor and there is his photo along with the quote, "That Peace and Liberty May Not Perish from the Earth"
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1945
South Street Christian Church
The inside reads:
John T. Tennison, Jr.First Lieutenant, Air Corps.
Born January 26, 1920.Son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Tennison, Sr., Buffalo, Missouri.Husband of Velda Tennison and father of John Lawrence Tennison, of Springfield.
Killed in action while "flying the Hump" from India to China on August 9, 1943.
Graduate of Enid, Oklahoma High School and attended business college in Springfield.Member of the Baptist Church, Enid, Oklahoma.
Enlisted in the service November, 1940.Transferred to the Army Air Corps in August, 1941 and received his wings at Kelly Field on March 7, 1942.Instructed in Basic Flying Schools for a year before leaving to assume duty overseas with the Air Transport Command.
"Say not Good Night - but in some brighter clime
Bid me Good Morning."
Scripture - 23rd Psalm
"Sunset and Evening Star" - male quartet
"Berceuse" - Godard
Message - Rev. Clayton L. Potter, Minister
"My Faith Looks Up" - Male Quartet