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Edward W Hrencecin

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Edward Hrencecin was born on August 1918. His father passed away in October 1918 due to the Great Flu epidemic. As a member of the “Greatest Generation” Edward grew up with his three siblings and mother during difficult times but endured with self-reliance. He enlisted in the Army February 2, 1942 and trained as an Airplane Armorer 911 as part of the 329th Bombardment Squadron, H 93rd Bombardment Group initially at Barksdale Field, Louisiana, then at Page Field in Fort Myers, Florida, and Grenier Field, New Hampshire prior to deployment in England.

During WWII Edward participated in a number of conflicts including: GO 33 & 40 WD 45, Egypt-Libya , Air Offensive: Europe, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Normandy, Northern France, Southern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe, and PO Valley.

His recognition and citations included: Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 13 Bronze Stars.

Upon separation from the Army Air Corp on September 30, 1945 returned to his Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania home town and married his sweetheart Tillie Kutney. They raised two children, Loretta and David. Edward was one of the hardest workers I have ever met who loved his family very much, and wanted his children to do better in life than he did. He had a heart of gold. Edward passed away in June 1988. He will always remain in my heart and memories.

Submitted by his son, David Edward Hrencecin
July 20, 2019 Rev 2

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  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 19:46:07 SamandDave Changes to person associations
Sources

Sgt Edward Hrencecin's friend from Wilkes-Barre, PA who accidentally met while in England during 1943. Meeting described in Wilkes-Barre Record newspaper medial attached to Sgt Hrencecin's file. Submitted by his son, David E Hrencecin on July 21, 2019

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2019 15:03:57 SamandDave Changes to person associations
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Per Alamogordo Blockbuster newspaper published Saturday, August 4, 1945. Submitted by David E Hrencecin on July 20, 2019

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2019 14:59:55 SamandDave Changes to biography
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Additional biographical information provided by his son David E Hrencecin on July 20, 2019

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2019 16:00:45 SamandDave Changes to person associations
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Submitted by David Edward Hrencecin
July 19, 2019

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2019 15:58:20 SamandDave Changes to biography and media associations
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Rev 1 submitted by his son, David Edward Hrencecin
July 19, 2019 Rev 1

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2019 15:16:42 SamandDave Changes to biography
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Enlisted Record and Report of Separation - Honorable Discharge , 30 Sep 45

Submitted by the son of Edward Walter Hrencecin,
David Edward Hrencecin
July 18, 2019

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2019 14:37:49 SamandDave Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank and role
Sources

Enlisted Record and Report of Separation - Honorable Discharge, 30 Sep 45

Submitted by David Edward Hrencecin, son of Edward Walter Hrencecin, on July 18, 2019

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster

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