|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1921|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1945, Italy|
MOORHEAD DAILY NEWS, MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1945, PAGE THREE
MEMORIAL RITES FOR SWENSON SET: FORMER HENDRUM OFFICER KILLED IN ITALY
Memorial services for Lieutenant Donald Swenson, army air force navigator killed on February 7, in Italy, will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the St. Mark's English Lutheran church. Reverend Fred W. Ihlenfeld and Reverend J. J. Jacobson, Hendrum, Lutheran church pastor, will officiate.
Lieutenant Swenson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Swenson, Hendrum, and was a member of the Hendrum Lutheran church.
Surviving besides his parents is his wife, formerly Betty Ann Kromer, Fargo, and a sister Ardis, junior at the NDAC.
Swenson entered the army in May, 1943, and was commissioned at Hondo, Tex., in June and went overseas in October. He was born in Hendrum and graduated from the high school there. He attended Concordia college and the NDAC where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega.
Additional information about this soldier and the incidents relating to his death can be obtained by going to this website and searching for Wydler crew: http://www.485thbg.org/485th_831_photos_pg3.htm
Note: Memorial marker buried at Ft Snelling National Cemetery.
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Sep 19, 2012
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Added: Aug. 28, 2013