Francis Gentry (1928 - 2012)

Francis Gentry
1928 - 2012
updated February 06, 2019
Francis Gentry was born on October 25, 1928. He died on September 4, 2012 at 83 years old.

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Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Section COL-1 Row E Site 46-B, 5810 Midway Road, in Dixon, California 95620
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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Francis Gentry died on September 4, 2012 at 83 years old. He was buried in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Section COL-1 Row E Site 46-B, Dixon, California. He was born on October 25, 1928. There is no information about Francis's immediate family.
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In 1928, in the year that Francis Gentry was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1941, by the time he was just 13 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1960, he was 32 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1977, Francis was 49 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1986, at the age of 58 years old, Francis was alive when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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