|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1920|
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 1943|
Freeport Journal Standard, Thursday, September 2, 1943
Funeral services for Lieut. Dwight B. Belknap will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Eichmeier & Becker funeral home. Rev. Milo Murphy, pastor of the Ridott United Brethren Church, will officiate and burial will be made in Oakland Cemetery.
The body of Lieut. Belknap, who was killed in an airplane accident in Utah last Sunday (August 29, 1943), is to arrive in Freeport at 6:30 o'clock tomorrow morning and will be taken to the Eichmeier & Becker funeral home.
Lieut. Belknap is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bissill Belknap of Ridott.
Freeport Journal Standard, September 7, 1943
Lieut. Dwight B. Belknap
Military funeral services for Lieut. Dwight B. Belknap were held Saturday afternoon at the Eichmeier and Becker funeral home with Rev. Milo Murphy7, pastor of Ridott United Brethren Church, officiating. In charge of the funeral was Freeport post No. 139, American Legion, under the direction of Dr. Dvid H. Bokhof, of the 606th Bomber Squadron at Wendover, Utah, who accompanied Lieut. Belknap's body to Freeport.
The color sergeant was Walter Marsh, chief of police, color bearers were Robert Dickman and Emil Van De, and the color guards were Emerson Miller and Carlton Staben.
The firing squad consisted of Sergt. C. Ward Hartzel, Clem Clark, Carl Lyon, E. B. Broderson, Tom Wock, Tom Grove, L. P. McLague, Joe Porter, and Oris Metz. Don Griswold was bugler.
Active pallbearers were Circuit Judge Harry E. Wheat, Clarence Kloepping, Karl Kraft, Lyle Garbrick, Harm Scheidt, and Max Klapp. Honorary pallbearers were Ben Noeske, Charles Siegmeier, Gene Stapleton, Herbert Bowerman, E. A. Clock, Claude Vore, Ernest Rosenstiel, Frank Smith, O. A. Everts, G. W. Simmons, and J. E. Griswold.
Created by: Alice Horner
Record added: Feb 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65054250
In memory of my cousin.|
Added: Nov. 1, 2014
2nd Lt. & co-pilot aboard B-24E Liberator #41-28442. Crashed 4 miles east of Wendover Field, Utah.--399th Bomb Group, 606th Bomb Squadron|
Added: Feb. 5, 2013
Added: Feb. 2, 2011