MOEN, GILFORD HARTLEY, Technical Sergeant, # 36265427, USAAF
Gilford H. Moen was born 12 September 1920 to Gilbert Moen (1886-1951) and Heleborg (Halverson) Moen (1890-1978), in Eleva, Wisconsin. Siblings included Evelyn Magdaline (Moen) Evans (1916-1993), Thelma Josepha (Moen) Sanford (1917-2011), John T. Moen (1923-2004) and Jean Moen (1936- ).
He enlisted 11 September 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with two years of college. He died when the B-24J was attacked then struck mid-ship by the enemy fighter. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart. The family placed a memorial marker in Eleva Cemetery, Eleva, Wisconsin.
His brother, John Thorstien Moen, born 23 June 1923, graduated from Eleva H.S. in 1941. He enlisted in the USAAF 30 October 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and served until December 1945. He was in New Guinea and the East Indies. He died 23 October 2004.
CHLEBOWSKI, HENRY A., Staff Sergeant, # 7021258, USAAF
Henry A. Chlebowski was born in 1918 in Pennsylvania, to Joseph Chlebowski (1892- ) and Madystawa Chlebowski (1896- ). Siblings included Wanda Chlebowski (1915- ), Joseph Chlebowski (1921- ), and Florence Chlebowski (1928- ). The 1930 census shows the family on Bryn Maur in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania (the parents were born in Poland – all children in PA).
He enlisted in 1940 and was sent to Bolling Field, Washington D.C. and other locations for training in radio repair and operation on the B-24. He died when the B-24J was attacked then struck mid-ship by the enemy fighter. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.