Charles “Chuck” Bartelt Harker – 2017 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star 8/20/2017

WWII – Navy Healy, Thomas William

Michael Dennis Healy

18, pharmacist’s mate, third class who is serving in New Guinea “Flying Cross to Navy Hero” a 20-year old Navy flier, veteran of 11 missions awarded distinguished flying cross awarded for heroism in aerial sorties against the enemy. Aviation radioman first class who served aboard  an observation plane attached to the light cruiser USS Boise. Healy, who had his legs broken during his service in the Mediterranean, received a  citation. The Rockford flier was shot down on a mission over Sicily. Enlisting when he was 18 in June, 1941, Healy received his baptism by fire early in 1942, Malta.

Source: Rockford Register Republic 11/20/1943

**** Family members wrote to us to say that the information and photograph are incorrect, that the information about the flying cross belongs to his brother,  Thomas William Healy. The article was about both brothers and the information was inadvertently mixed between the two. *******  JC, 7/12/2016

Allen, Robert C. “Bob”

Robert C. “Bob” Allen, 97, of Rockford, died June 8, 2014 in Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 31, 1916, in Darlington, Wisconsin, the son of John G. and Eleanor C. Allen.

1936 graduate of Beloit High School.

U.S. Army Air Force for 4 years. He completed 35 missions with the Eighth AAF Bomber Station in England as a B-17 co-pilot and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Olson Funeral and Cremation Services, Court Street United Methodist Church, East Lawn Cemetery, Beloit, Wisconsin.

Source: Rockford Register-Star June 11, 2014