Letter to Ruth B. Sengstake from Kenneth R. Strom, July 6, 1944

Title

Letter to Ruth B. Sengstake from Kenneth R. Strom, July 6, 1944

Subject

World War II

Description

A letter from Kenneth R. Strom, Chaplain, to Ruth B. Sengstake informing her that Eugene Sengstake Sr. had been missing in action since June 9th, 1944. Eugene W. Sengstake had been on a routine mission in stormy weather when his plane was separated and he had not been seen since.

Eugene Wagner Sengstake of Lincoln, Nebraska, served in the 110th Medical Regiment and later as a B-24 pilot. Sengstake served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1941-1944, and he attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. His service was in the South Pacific, including New Guinea. He was killed in action June 9, 1944 between Palau and Wake Island.

Source

Eugene Sengstake Jr., Lincoln History Harvest, 2014

Date

1944-07-06

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

Document

Language

English

Type

Image

Coverage

Lincoln (Neb.)

Original Format

Letter

Files

miniharvest_sengstake_eugene_0008.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Letter to Ruth B. Sengstake from Kenneth R. Strom, July 6, 1944,” History Harvest, accessed June 17, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/494.

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