1Lt Donald Nicholas “Deacon” Fehrenbach

1Lt Donald Nicholas “Deacon” Fehrenbach Veteran

Birth
Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
Death
26 Sep 1944 (aged 25)
Bremerhaven, Stadt Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany
Burial
Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands GPS-Latitude: 50.8176918, Longitude: 5.8046398
Plot
Tablets of the Missing
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First Lt. Donald N. Fehrenbach, 25, a bombardier with the Eighth Air Force in Europe, has been missing since Sept. 26, when he was engaged in a mission over Germany.

Word to that effect was received from the War Department this morning by his mother, Mrs. Carl Fehrenbach, 410 W. Seventh street.

The telegram was signed by Adjt. Gen. J. A. Ulio and promised prompt notification when further information is received.

Lt. Fehrenbach enlisted in the Army Air Force on June 1, 1942, and was called into service on Nov. 10 of that year for pilot training. A graduate of Sacred Heart Parochial School and Marshfield High School, he had also attended Josephinum College at Worthington, Ohio, for four years.

He began his training at Santa Ana, Calif., and went from there to Thunderbird Field, Phoenix, Ariz., graduated from the bombardier school at Deming, N.M., where he was commissioned as second lieutenant. He had also attended flexible gunnery school at Kingman, Ariz.

After being assigned in Florence, S.C., and Tampa, Fla., he went overseas to England and took part in the invasion of France, after which he was promoted to first lieutenant. He has won the Air Force Medal and two Oak Leaf Clusters.

He has four brothers in service, James, William, Norman, and Robert.

Marshfield News-Herald
Monday, October 16, 1944
First Lt. Donald N. Fehrenbach, 25, a bombardier with the Eighth Air Force in Europe, has been missing since Sept. 26, when he was engaged in a mission over Germany.

Word to that effect was received from the War Department this morning by his mother, Mrs. Carl Fehrenbach, 410 W. Seventh street.

The telegram was signed by Adjt. Gen. J. A. Ulio and promised prompt notification when further information is received.

Lt. Fehrenbach enlisted in the Army Air Force on June 1, 1942, and was called into service on Nov. 10 of that year for pilot training. A graduate of Sacred Heart Parochial School and Marshfield High School, he had also attended Josephinum College at Worthington, Ohio, for four years.

He began his training at Santa Ana, Calif., and went from there to Thunderbird Field, Phoenix, Ariz., graduated from the bombardier school at Deming, N.M., where he was commissioned as second lieutenant. He had also attended flexible gunnery school at Kingman, Ariz.

After being assigned in Florence, S.C., and Tampa, Fla., he went overseas to England and took part in the invasion of France, after which he was promoted to first lieutenant. He has won the Air Force Medal and two Oak Leaf Clusters.

He has four brothers in service, James, William, Norman, and Robert.

Marshfield News-Herald
Monday, October 16, 1944

Inscription

1LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Wisconsin.



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56298633/donald_nicholas-fehrenbach: accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Donald Nicholas “Deacon” Fehrenbach (6 Dec 1918–26 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56298633, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands; Maintained by Paul (contributor 48889809).