Peter Marne Shonk

  • American

Peter Marne Shonk was a United States Navy Fighter Pilot and chemist. At first, Shonk worked for the Interchemical Company in Rhode Island and then, he worked in South Carolina and New Jersey. Later, Shonk was employed at Klopman Mills, a division of Burlington Industries. Peter and his wife Lucy lived for many years in Glen Rock, NJ but spent every summer at Foothill Farm in Dublin, New Hampshire. - AsNotedIn


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1918/09/07 Peter Marne Shonk is born in Scarsdale, New York, the son of Herbert Bronson Shonk and Gertrude Knight Shonk. Born
1925/00/00 Peter meets Charles Lindbergh, who was a client of his father's law firm. Life
1930/00/00 Peter Shonk attends Saint Paul's School in Concord, NH, and Williams College, where he majors in Chemistry. Education
1932/00/00 Peter acts with Amelia Earhart in a summer play at Loon Point in Dublin. Life Dublin Lake Historic District Dublin
1933/00/00 Shonk family buys Foothill Farm as a summer residence. Home Foothill Farm Dublin
1942/05/04 The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise takes part in the Battle of the Coral Sea, May 4th to 8th. US Naval Fighter Pilot
1942/10/26 Lt Shonk, serving on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, pilots his fighter plane into the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 25-27. US Naval Fighter Pilot
1942/12/00 As a carrier based fighter pilot in the US Navy during WWII, Lieutenant Shonk serves on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the South Pacific seeing action in the Battle of Guadalcanal, November 12-25. US Naval Fighter Pilot Solomon Islands
1942/12/25 Hot and humid at Segond Channel of Espiritu, the men of the Enterprise make Christmas trees of small coconut palms and listen to a few scratchy carols played over the PA. Ashore, oil drums, planks and a tablecloth make an altar for the Christmas service. US Naval Fighter Pilot Vanuatu
1943/01/30 Ignoring the "friendly" antiaircraft fire, Jimmy Flatley, Russ Reiserer, Cliff Witte and Lt Shonk, at the end of a long max power glide, fly over the destroyers around the crippled USS CHICAGO, firing at Japanese bombers attacking the destroyer. US Naval Fighter Pilot
1944/02/16 Shonk, Shinneman, Kincaid and Perrault of the Reapers battle a 20 minute dogfight with six Zekes, high over Truk, in which three of the enemy went down and three Hellcats were shot up but made it home. US Naval Fighter Pilot Truk Lagoon Underwater Fleet, Truk Atoll Truk Lagoon
1944/11/00 Lucy Lay Clarke marries Peter Marne Shonk. Groom
1980/00/00 Peter Shonk retires and moves full-time to Foothill Farm in Dublin, New Hampshire. Home Foothill Farm Dublin
2013/04/17 Surrounded by his family, Peter Marne Shonk, 94, dies peacefully at his home in Dublin, NH. Died Foothill Farm Dublin
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