John Prescott Austin (1923 - 1944)

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Longuenesse (st. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery Plot 6. Row C. Grave 8.,
France

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Service number: 176233
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: 103 Sqdn.

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Prescott

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Rosemary Austin

Rosemary Austin

Tywan Lamont Austin

Tywan Lamont Austin

Velma Faye Austin

Velma Faye Austin

Allister Charles Austin

Allister Charles Austin

Jennie Austin

Jennie Austin

Richard Austin

Richard Austin

Evan DeGarmo & Rosa Austin

Evan DeGarmo & Rosa Austin

Mable Fanny Austin Ladd

Mable Fanny Austin Ladd

Alice Vera Smith

Alice Vera Smith

Betty and Fiske Austin, Washington

Betty and Fiske Austin, Washington

Arthur Vernon Austin, Michigan

Arthur Vernon Austin, Michigan

Richard Austin - 1945 War Baby

Richard Austin - 1945 War Baby

Mary King and Girls Polo & Riding Teams 1933

Mary King and Girls Polo & Riding Teams 1933

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Ruth Austin, 1896 Rosemary Austin Tywan Lamont Austin Velma Faye Austin

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1923 - In the year that John Prescott Austin was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

1927 - He was merely 4 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

1930 - By the time he was just 7 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

1942 - He was 19 years old when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

1944 - In the year of John Prescott Austin's passing, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

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John Prescott Austin passed away on August 18, 1944 at 21 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Longuenesse (st. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery Plot 6. Row C. Grave 8., France. He was born around 1923. There is no information about John's family.

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