Lawrence is the only? child of Mr and Mrs Ernest Reinecke.
His parents resided in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the time of his death.
He married Helen Elizabeth Thomas on 08 September 1943 in Fort Scott, Kansas.
Lawrence appears on these two Censuses with his parents:
1930/ Kansas/ Bourbon
h/ Ernest J Reinecke, 35y b.KS, occ: Farmer
w/ Lucile, 32y b.KS
s/ Lawrence, 9y b.KS
1940/ Missouri/ Vernon
h/ Ernest J Reinecke, 45y b.KS, occ: Farmer
w/ Clara L, 42y b.KS
s/ Lawrence E, 20y b.KS, occ: Laborer/Farm
residence in 1935: rural Bourbon County, Kansas
Lawrence was a Staff Sgt during World War II and lost his life after his plane was struck by enemy fire May 25, 1944 at Cannes, France. His position was Waist Gunner-Mech AS. Also lost were the pilot, Capt Robert W Hornbaker; Navigator, Lt Richard B Nilles; Bomber, Lt Carl A Gein; Radio, Sgt Edwin J Draney; Ball Turret Gunner, Sgt William J Harcher; and Nose Turret Gunner, Sgt Deneal Hoffman. Three others were taken prisoner. The plane was a B-24 Liberator, Serial 41-29412, nicknamed "Strictly from Hunger".
ARC - WWII Casualties
"WWII Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Air Force Personnel from: Kansas"
REINECKE, LAWRENCE E ~ 37240176 ~ S SG ~ KIA
STAFF SGT 778 AAF BOMB SQ
WORLD WAR II
Helen Elizabeth Thomas Niemeir
1919–1994 (m. 1943)
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