photo; in hq squadron of B-24 Liberators based in Italy cited for accomplishments in bombing strategic nazi targets. A 1927 graduate of Rockford High School. Entered Service January 1943. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Schwanke, 1712 Ridge Ave. Bombing in France, Italy, Austria and Southern Germany active in affairs at St. Paul’s Lutheran an employee of Mechanics Universal Joint Co.
Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/10/1944