Mahoney, Jock, TSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 7598, Staff NCO Advanced Course/SNCOA - El Toro
Service Years
1943 - 1946

Technical Sergeant

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Bremerton,Washington

Date of Passing
Dec 14, 1989
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


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Last Known Activity

Mahoney is of French and Irish extraction, with some Cherokee. At the University of Iowa, he was outstanding in swimming, basketball and football. When World War II broke out, he enlisted as a Marine fighter pilot and instructor. In Hollywood, he was a noted stunt man, doubling for Errol Flynn, John Wayne, and Gregory Peck. Gene Autry signed him for the lead in his 78-episode The Range Rider (1951) TV series. He tested to replace Johnny Weissmuller, as Tarzan but lost out to Lex Barker. In 1960, he played the heavy in Gordon Scott's Tarzan the Magnificent (1960), and his part there led Sy Weintraub to hire him as Scott's replacement. In his two Tarzan movies, he did all his own stunts. In Tarzan's Three Challenges (1963), he continued working in spite of dysentery, dengue fever and pneumonia. By this time, Weintraub was looking for a younger Tarzan, envisioning a future TV series. By mutual agreement, his contract with Mahoney was dissolved. After a couple of years regaining his strength and weight, Jock returned to making action films.



- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>



   
Other Comments:
Died of a stroke in 1989.

He was cremated & ashes scattered at sea.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
ComCabs WestAviation UnitsStaff NCO Advanced Course
  1943-1944, Camp Kearny, Mesa Ca/Marine Fighter Squadron-131
  1944-1945, Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Pensacola, FL
  1945-1946, 7598, Staff NCO Advanced Course/SNCOA - El Toro
 Colleges Attended
University of Iowa
  1939-1942, University of Iowa
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