ENS Owen Marsten Hintz

ENS Owen Marsten Hintz

Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, USA
Death 4 Jul 1944 (aged 23)
Northern Mariana Islands
Memorial Site* Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

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Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56110860 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until February 4, 1946.

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Owen served as an Ensign & Pilot on a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-10), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Fayette County, Iowa prior to the war.

Owen was declared "Missing In Action" when his SB2C failed to return from Strike #1A over Chichi Jima, Marianas Islands.

His SB2C was one of three lost that day.

His crewman, Lloyd Richard "Dick" Woellhof, survived the crash and was later "Executed" by the Japanese Army.

He was awarded the Air Medal.

Service # O-290489

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Those lost on Strike #1A:

Dalton, Bruce W ~ ARM3c, KS
Drysdale, Jack ~ Ens, Pilot, WY
Hintz, Owen M ~ Ens, Pilot, IA
Pryor, Fred E ~ ARM2c, TX
Woellhof, Lloyd R ~ ARM2c, KS, Executed POW
Wright, Warren K ~ Lt, Pilot, GA

Bio & Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Previously added to Find A Grave, Source Unknown:

US Navy, USS Yorktown
Lost over Bonin Islands with ARMC2 Lloyd Woellhof
Declared dead February 4, 1946
Awarded Air Medal


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