Obituary Record

Henry (Private US Army) Lamp
Died on 7/2/1944


Pilot Tribune 3 Aug 1944

Henry Lamp is Missing

Family Had Not Known His Whereabouts Until Told He Was Missing

Henry Lamp, 38-year-old lifetime resident of Blair has been missing in action in Italy since July 2. He was supposedly in the Pisa vicinity, said Blair relatives who had not known he was in Italy until informed of his disappearance.

Overseas since April, Lamp had been stationed in North Africa. He had been in the army more than a year, serving in Texas and Oregon training camps.

Lamp, who was employed by the Garner truck line of Blair prior to his entrance into the army, is a son of Mrs. Adolph Poulson of Bennington. His wife, the former Frances Jacobs, is residing in Blair with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jacobs.

The war department telegram, which reached Mrs. Lamp on July 28, offered much encouragement for Lamp’s relatives; it was pointed out that many men listed as “missing” have later been reported prisoners of war, or have been listed among the wounded. The government will communicate regularly with relatives of the missing men at three-month intervals for at least a year, a letter Monday promised.

Pilot Tribune 10 Aug 1944

Henry Lamp Dies In Italian War Theater

Henry Lamp, who was reported last week as missing in action in Italy, was killed on July 2, according to an official war department notice received this morning by his wife, the former Frances Jacobs, and other Blair relatives.

Formerly of Blair, Lamp had been overseas since April.

Pilot Tribune 30 Nov 1944

Receive Purple Heart

Mrs. Frances Lamp received a Purple Heart on Saturday, the medal having been posthumously awarded her husband, Henry Lamp, of the U.S. Army. Stationed for some time in North Africa, Lamp was killed in action in Italy some time ago. He was in the infantry at the time of his death.

American Battle Monuments Commission The World War II Honor Roll

Lamp Henry Rank: PVT U.S. Army

Serial No.: 37483822 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: Nebraska

Died: July 2, 1944 Buried at: Plot G Row 13 Grave 10

Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy

Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Tribune on 8/10/1944