became an actor and is seen in numerous plays and at least this one
movie, "The Master of The World" where he co-starred with notables
Vincent Price and Charles Bronson.
BESBAS. Peter E. died on June 27. 1992. Actor writer; survived by his brother, Manny Besbas and sister, Emily Besbas, both of Chicago. Memorial services are
pending. For information call 619268-3056
Grave marker for Peter E. Besbas in the Abbey of the
Psalms, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood (Los Angeles county),
Peter enlisted in the Army at Fort Sheridan, IL on 15
February 1943. He volunteered for parachutist duty and was transferred to Service Company, 508th PIR
then later reassigned to
Company A on 14 July 1944.
Pvt Besbas was listed as missing in action on 24
December 1944. Rex Combs marked him as "Disappeared, never found"
in his personal diary.
However, Besbas was not lost, his status was subsequently changed in the morning
reports as "absent sick in
an unknown hospital." He was later
transferred to the detachment of patients at that hospital on 31 May 1945 and did not return to
The National Archives WWII Hospital Admission Card Files
state that he was submitted for a disability discharge with a
draft record was updated with the date of 13 September 1945 which may
indicate his actual date of discharge. Note that this update was
not done in his presence as his signature does not appear.