Lloyd Richard “Dick” Woellhof

Lloyd Richard “Dick” Woellhof

Birth
Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas, USA
Death 6 Aug 1944 (aged 20)
Northern Mariana Islands
Burial Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas, USA
Plot Add 1, Blk 21, Lot 101, Sp A. Cenotaph
Memorial ID 96735569 · View Source
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US Navy - Aviation Radioman 2nd Class Lloyd Richard Woellhof’s memorial marker is in Greenwood Cemetery. Also, Dick’s name is listed among the missing on Tablets at the Honolulu Memorial. See F.A.G.#9204905

On July 4, 1942, Dick enlisted in the Navy at age 17 with the consent of his mother.

On the morning of July 4, 1944, Dick was in the gunner’s seat of a Curtiss SB2C Helldriver piloted by Owen Hintz that flew off of the USS Yorktown CV-10 to bomb the Japanese on Chichi Jima’s harbor. Dick and Owen’s plane was shot down with Owen killed instantly. Dick was captured and tortured thus becoming a P.O.W. Some days later, Dick was brutely executed by the Japanese.

Ensign Owen Hintz was from Fayette County, Iowa and his memorials are: #131700570 and #56110860



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ARM2C, US NAVY WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: Dan E. W
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 8 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96735569
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lloyd Richard “Dick” Woellhof (26 Jul 1924–6 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96735569, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Dan E. W (contributor 47833011) .