Lieut Everett Duane Lunde

Lieut Everett Duane Lunde

West Salem, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 1 May 1944 (aged 21)
Burial West Salem, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Block 1, Lot 10, Site 3.
Memorial ID 94315403 · View Source
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323rd SQ, 91st BG, # 42-102392.

Members of the McCardle Crew.

1Lt. Albert F. McCardle, Pilot, KIA.
2Lt. Joseph Vandenboom, Co-Pilot, KIA.
2Lt. Clifford A. J. Stanton, Jr. Navigator, KIA.
2Lt. Everett D. Lunde, Bombardier, KIA.
SSgt. Roy F. Neumann, Radioman, KIA.
SSgt. Billy J. Standley, Top Turret, KIA.
Sgt. Harold E. McMurray, Ball Turret Gunner, POW.
Sgt. Rex Silver, Waist Gunner, POW.
Sgt. Donald J. Kowall, Waist Gunner, KIA.
Sgt. Guy C. Johnson, Tail Gunner, KIA.

Plan Double GI Rites For Brothers At Bangor

BANGOR, Wis. - (Special) - Double military funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon Dec. 19, at the Bangor Baptist church for two brothers, who made enviable war records and then died in the service of their country, both in the same month. The brothers are Lieut. Everett D. Lunde and Sgt. Stanley J. Lunde, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lunde of Bangor. The funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. F. F. Parsons officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery in West Salem. The Anderson-Good post of Bangor, post No. 40, will conduct the military rites. Lieut. Everett Lunde, 21, was killed returning from a bombing mission May 1, 1944, over Belgium. Everett was a bombardier. Sgt. Stanley Lunde, patroller with the Third "Marne" division who once helped capture 63 Germans, was killed in action in Italy. Story of Stanley's part in the capture of the Germans was told to the Associated Press by a Fifth army field correspondent, who described the raids by the patrollers deep into enemy territory and told how they killed five German soldiers and returned to camp with 63 prisoners. Stanley at the time related how he and a small group, pinned down by machine gun fire, used rifles and hand grenades to work their way out of the difficult position. "We had a hand grenade fight in the back yard." Stanley said. "And we forced 20 Jerries to surrender. They handed over their Lugers and grenades without tricks. We had them covered like a hawk." That same morning, the patrollers captured several other groups and marched them back to camp where he was congratulated by the battalion commander. Sgt. Lunde was 19 years of age when he was killed at Anzio, Italy, May 23, 1944. He was buried in a military cemetery in Italy. Stanley was born April 11, 1925, at West Salem. He went to the West Salem schools until 1937 when the family moved to Westby, where he was graduated in 1942 from the high school. He went to the Spencerian Business college in Milwaukee. He entered service Aug. 10, 1943, receiving his training at Fort McClellan, Ala. He went overseas in January, 1944. Everett Lunde was born April 13, 1923, at West Salem. He went to school there until 1937 when the family moved to Westby. He was graduated from high school in 1940 and then attended the LaCrosse Teachers college for one year. Next he went to Milwaukee where he was employed until he enlisted in the air force. Everett entered service Jan. 10, 1943, and received his training at San Antonio, Ellington Field and San Angelo, Tex., where he received his second lieutenancy as a bombardier Aug. 5, 1943. He was married Aug. 12, 1943, to Harriet Wiedoff of Milwaukee. In March, 1944, he was sent to England, where his unit was based for aerial missions over the continent. His survivors include his parents, his wife, one son, Duane Everett, of Milwaukee. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gordon, and one sister, Eileen. Stanley's survivors are his parents and one nephew. (The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, WI, Monday, December, 13, 1948, p. 1, Col. 2-3, Continued P. 2, Col. 5)
Above posted by "mokennehan"

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