Obituary Record

Calvin E (Sgt U.S. Army AF) Menking
Died on 12/27/1944


American Battle Monuments Commission The World War II Honor Roll

Calvin E. Menking, Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces


873rd Bomber Squadron, 498th Bomber Group, Very Heavy

Entered the Service from: Nebraska

Died: December 27, 1944

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Hawaii

Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Pilot Tribune 2 June 1947

Memorial Services Are Held For Sgt. Menking

Memorial services were held Sunday afternoon at the Arlington Congregational church for Sgt. Calvin E. Menking, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Menking, who was reported missing in action two years ago.

Sgt. Menking’s plane went down in the Pacific near the Mariana Islands. A few members of the crew were saved but nothing has ever been heard concerning the Washington county youth.

Dr. E. Merle Adams conducted the Sunday rites. Dr. Jack Cady, accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Cady, sand “The Lord’s Prayer”. LeRoy Brown read a citation from gen. Arnold, and Homer Miller presented a flag to the boy’s family.

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

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 6/2/1947