TSGT Gerhard Norman Renstrom
Cenotaph

TSGT Gerhard Norman Renstrom

Birth
Death 9 Sep 1944 (aged 25)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56120276 · View Source
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Gerhard served as a Technical Sergeant and Engineer on C-47A #42-23870, 54th Troop Carrier Squadron, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Grant County, Minnesota prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 15, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Single, without dependents.

C-47A #42-23870 took off, with a crew of 4 & 5 passengers, from Cape Field, Fort Glen, Alaska on a transport mission to Shemya Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. They were last heard from by radio as being approximately 30 miles west of Fort Glenn. After that radio contact they were not seen nor heard from again and believed to have crashed at sea due to severe weather turbulence in the area.

Gerhard was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

Service # 17018430

Gerhard also has a "Cenotaph" in the Union Cemetery, Elbow Lake, Minnesota.
( see family links below )

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Airmen who perished on C-47A #42-23870:

Edwards, Frederick A ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NC
Hand, Robert F ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, NC
Hattenbach, Alfred D ~ Pfc, Passenger, PA
Moeller, Clarence A ~ Pfc, Passenger, IL
Norman, John C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA
Renstrom, Gerhard N ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, MN
Rhea, John E ~ Pfc, Passenger, VA
Rogers, Charles H, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, ME
Stephens, Delmar R ~ Pvt, Passenger, MI

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56120276
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Gerhard Norman Renstrom (24 Jan 1919–9 Sep 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56120276, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .