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Biography of J. B. Colleps

Waxahachie, Texas

J. B. Colleps was a first lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps. He joined the Air Corps in February of 1942, and trained in Texas serving at Attu and Kiska in the Aleutians. He died on June 29, 1945 in an airplane crash in San Angelo, Texas. 

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. Colleps. He was the spouse of Charlene Parks Colleps. He graduated Waxahachie High School. He is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Waxahachie. He is listed on the Waxahachie Daily Light Honor Roll, Waxahachie First Baptist Church Honor Roll, Waxahachie First Methodist Church Honor Roll and the Ellis County Veterans Memorial.


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