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||Gelatin print of William Langenfeld.
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||Bust view of William Langenfeld. He is wearing an A-2 leather flight jacket, officer's garrison cap and radio headset.
William Langenfeld was born in Superior, WI, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Langenfeld. His wife Hope lived in Oshkosh, WI. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in June 1942 and trained as pilot on B-24 "Liberator" bombers. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on December 7, 1943. He began flying bombing missions out of England with the 8th Air Force on July 29, 1944 and flew almost every day. He was listed as missing in action on August 5, 1944 over Germany. He was captured and interred in a prisoner of war camp in Stalag Luft 7A in Mooseberg, Germany. He was liberated by the 14th Armored Division on April 29, 1945 along with three other Oshkosh men: Joseph Nigl; Dale Thompson; and Searl Pickett.
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World War II
United States Army Air Force
Missing in action
European Theater of Operations
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