Monday, May 28, 2012

WWII casualties

Cpl. Herbert J. Aselage, son of Bernard Aselage and Elizabeth Schlater Aselage, died of his wounds in an Army hospital in Germany, April 21, 1945. He was a tank driver with the Eighth Armored Division.

Pvt. Frederick Broering, son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Broering, died in Dayton, July 2, 1941. He was a private in Company A, 56th infantry.

Pvt. Linus Francis Broering died May 17, 1943 at Randolf Field, Texas. He was a short wave radio operator. He was the son of John Broering and Ceceila Holtheide Broering.

Staff Sgt. Edward F. Gaier died February 19, 1944 in Italy. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Gaier, was married to Ruth Kirner Gaier and left a year-old son. He was a radio man on a Liberator bomber and an expert gunner with the Army.

Pfc. Joseph Meyer, son of Rose Meyer of Newport, and an infantryman, died July 6, 1944 in France. He had married Rose Dwenger Meyer a year before.

Sgt. Marcel Perin died in France, January 1, 1945. He was with the 44th Infantry, 7th Army and was reported missing in action January 26, 1945. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Perin of Newport.

Ensign Harry F. Raterman was killed in a plane crash in California February 24, 1943. He was a Navy flying officer and was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Raterman. His father had passed away only a few months before.

Pvt. Ralph Rieger was killed in action Nov. 21, 1944 in France. He was an infantryman and was the son of Peter Rieger and Catherine Gaier Rieger.