Lt. William Hinrichs

Verona Residence: 92 Cumberland Avenue

Verona Navigator Missing in Europe

First Lt. William E. Hinrichs of 92 Cumberland Avenue, Verona, has been reported
missing in action over Germany, according to a War Department telegram to his
wife, Mrs. Betty Campbell Hinrichs. Navigator of a Flying Fortress, Lt. Hinrichs had
completed 22 missions since going overseas last April.

Lt. Hinrichs, 27, is a former Essex Trooper and entered the Army when the troop
was federalized. He was commissioned in the Armored Forces at Ft. Knox in
September, 1942, later transferring to the Army Air Forces.

Born in Verona, Lt. Hinrichs is a graduate of Verona High School. Before entering
service he worked in a brokerage office in New York. He was married to the former
Miss Betty Campbell of Montclair in May, 1942. The couple has a 7-months old
daughter Carol, whom he has never seen.

Lt. Hinrichs is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Hinrichs of the Verona Address. His
brother, Sgt. Edward A., also a former Trooper, is with the Army in England. The
two met in England last Spring.

Newark Evening News
October 31, 1944

William E. Hinrichs

ID: O1012622
Entered the Service From: New Jersey
Rank: First Lieutenant

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 333rd Bomber Squadron, 94th Bomber Group, Heavy

Died: Friday, October 06, 1944
Memorialized at: Cambridge American Cemetery
Location: Cambridge, England

Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

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Purple Heart

Purple Heart

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Air Medal

Air Medal

Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

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