April 10, 1963
Senior Chief Electrician's Mate
UNITED STATES NAVY
James Glen Peters was born on December 6, 1924, in Scranton, Pa., the son ofMr. and Mrs. William H. Peters. He enlisted in the Navy on April 6, 1943,at Philadelphia, and received his basic training at the U.S. naval Training Center, Sampson, N.Y. During his 20 years in the Navy, James served in several shore commands and ships, including the attack cargo ship, U.S.S.Achernar (AKA 53); the radar picket destroyer, U.S.S. Everett E. Larson (DDR830); the destroyer, U.S.S. Harlan R. Dickson (DD 708), and the escort aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Corregidor (CVE 58). He participated in various engagements in the Pacific theater during World War II, for which he received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal, China Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the World WarII Victory Medal. He also saw service in the Atlantic and European theaters for which he received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Navy Occupational Medal with European Clasp, and the Navy's Good Conduct Medal, with six stars in lieu of six awards.
James also saw service in the fleet oilers, U.S.S. Merrimack (AO 37), and U.S.S. Marias (AO 57), prior to volunteering for submarine duty in 1960.
He entered the U.S. Naval Submarine School, New London, Conn., and upon completing the course of instruction, he was selected for further training in nuclear power. He attended and was graduated from the Nuclear Power Training Unit at Windsor Locks, Conn., and assigned to his first submarine, the U.S.S. Tinosa (SSN 606). In September 1962, James was reassigned to the submarine U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593).
James also earned the right to wear the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal for his service during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Louise Peters; three sons,
James G., Jr., and Gary M., and Robert A. He also leaves his father,
Mr. William H. Peters of Essington, Pa.; his mother, Mrs. Romayne Estella
Adelman of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, George W. Peters of Newark, N.J.,
and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Boudden, of Marcus Hook, Pa.