83. John Leonard4 Coogan (John Joseph3, Patrick Henry2, Terrence Francis1) was born in Riverside, Riverside, CA 11 JAN 1920. John died 15 NOV 2010 in Hemet, Riverside, CA, at 90 years of age. His body was interred NOV 2010 in Riverside, Riverside, CA, Riverside National Cemetery.
He married twice. He married Jean A. Horn. Jean was born in IA 03 APR 1925. Jean was the daughter of Charles Horn and Elva Sater. Jean died 30 NOV 1955 in Riverside, Riverside, CA, at 30 years of age. He married [Marie] spouse.
He appeared in records many times as Leonard John Coogan.
He resided in Riverside County, CA 1930. He appears in the 1930 US Census.
He resided in Riverside, Riverside, CA 1934-1938. *
He was a student in Riverside, Riverside, CA, 1934-1938. School: Poly High School. *
John's occupation: Employee in Riverside, Riverside, CA, 1938-1939. In the January 22, 2009, edition of the Riverside Press-Enterprise an article stated that he worked for Warren Anderson Ford before joining the Army.
He resided in Riverside County, CA 1940. His Army enlistment records stated his residence.
John's occupation: Oil and Gas Man 1940. His Army enlistment records stated his occupation.
John served in the military 09 NOV 1940-1945. Army enlistment records show that he joined the Army on 09 NOV 1940 at March Field (Riverside, CA). His obituary stated that he was in the Army Air Corps during World War II. An article in the January 22, 2009, edition of the Riverside Press-Enterprise stated that he was a supply officer.
John's squadron trained in Shreveport, LA. The barracks where he slept were right next to the airport flight line. In the January 22, 2009, edition of the Riverside Press-Enterprise John recalled a horrible event: "One of those (planes) coming back, he crashed and and it caught fire. I remember, you could hear those men inside of the plane, beating on the side. But no one could get to them because of the fire."
Near the beginning of World War II his squadron arrived in Liverpool, England (on a ship) just as an air raid began. The January 22, 2009, edition of the Riverside Press-Enterprise quoted John: "It was pitch black," he said. "We had to walk up this narrow gangplank with no railing on the side. If you took a wrong step, you'd go down. There were bombs going off all over." John's squadron was stationed in a small town outside Redding.
John's squadron was stationed near Rheims, FRANCE, during the war.
John served in the military 1947-1950. His obituary stated that he was in the Air National Guard.
John served in the military 1950-1952. His obituary stated that he was recalled to the active-duty Air Force (during the Korean Conflict).
He resided in Riverside, Riverside, CA 1955. The obituary of his wife, Jean, stated his residence.
He resided FL c.1992. John mentioned that he lost many of his things when Hurricane Andrew came ashore near his home in Florida.
He resided in Hemet, Riverside, CA 1994-2010, 4400 West Florida. *
John Leonard Coogan and Jean A. Horn had the following child:
John Leonard Coogan and [Marie] spouse had the following children:
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