IN HONOR OF CRAWFORD COUNTIANS
WHO HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY
OVER THE YEARS
WORLD WAR II
I have identified a local veteran, James A. Heiby, who was from Bucyrus, but not included in the list of veterans killed in WWII. My aunt knew him and his family. He was killed in October 1944. I found this on the internet: B-17G 43-38188 B/D Missing in Action, Merseburg flak. On the return, the aircraft was trailing the formation by about 20 miles with one or two engines out and airspeed at 125 KPH, when the pilot contacted the Group leader to ask for fighter support and permission to land at a friendly field on the continent. Permission was granted and fighters dispatched. Different crews monitoring the VHF heard the pilot contact the fighters and heard the fighters reply that they would follow him to a friendly field. The pilot was heard on VHF to state he was heading for Eindhoven, Holland. Unknown if he reached Eindhoven. Later learned that he forced-landed at Zutphen, Holland. With 7BS. Pilot: Heiby. Missing Air Crew Report # 9549. 2 Killed in Action, 7 Prisoner of War. KIA HEIBY JAMES A (P) 2 LT 7 O-820745 BUCYRUS OH
Contributed by John C. Heiby email@example.com
Database: Civil War Muster Rolls
Name First Initial Company Unit Rank Box Ext. # Record # Heiby George M. C 8 Ohio Infantry. Private 552 0047 16 Heiby George N. C 49 Ohio Infantry. Private 552 0047 17 Heiby George N. K 86 Ohio Infantry. Private 552 0047 18 Heiby Halford H. H 2 Ohio Infantry. Private 552 0047 20 Heiby John B. C 49 Ohio Infantry. Private 552 0047 19
Are any of these names familiar? The 49 Ohio Infantry was organized in Tiffin, Ohio.
Contributed by: LTC (ret.) John C. Heiby, Fmr. Consultant to US Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, GA * born and raised in Sulphur Springs, Ohio.
CRAWFORD COUNTY VETERANS OF THE WAR OF 1812
(extracted from Veterans Burials in Crawford County)
Ashley, Jonas Jr.
Coon, John Sr.
Frazee, John Jr.
Humphrey, Ervin (Evin)
O'Flyng, Rev. Edward
Pughsen (Pugh), Moses
Robinson, Col. William
Welsh, Col Zachariah
Ashley, Jonas Sr.(?)
Cole, William (?)
Military Records From Our Newsletter Archives
(All items as copied and printed in our Tracking newsletter -
please check original records for accuracy)
Tracking Vol III #2 - May 1977 - pg 7 thru 9 - Civil War Military Records
- Tracking Vol. III, #2 - May 1977 - pg. 12 Spanish-American War - 8th Ohio Volunteery Infantry, Co. A
(to be continued)
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