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George R. Winderl

Theodore F Winderl

John B. & Barbara I Winderl

1891 - Winderl Family - GGF & GGM

Staff Sergeant Francis Winderl's 7th Bombardment Group was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation by Major General  Clayton L. Russell, 10th Air Force Commander, in India. "You men of this heavy bomber group have made a glorious record during the months you have been fighting the Japs in Burma and Thailand. I'd stack your group against any heavy bomber group in the world any time - and be confident of the results." The citation was "for outstanding performance of duty in action during Jan. 14 to Mar. 1 1942."

24 September 1943 - The Independent Record (Helena, Montana) - Great Falls Tribune - The Montana Standard - New Delhi, India (AP) - Staff Sergeant Francis C. Winderl, Richland, was awarded the Air Medal.

RODRIGUEZ, FRANK (NMI) (See individual page)

 

GIRMAN, EDWARD J, Staff Sergeant, #35258994, USAAF

Edward J. Girman was born in 1920 in Indiana to Michael “Mike” Girman (1889-1965) and Anna (Martin) Girman (1891-1972). He had eight siblings, including Mary Girman (1908-1982), Ann D. Girman (1910-1997), George Girman (1912-1992), Helen Girman (1914-    ), Michael E. Girman (1915-1981), Albert Girman (1918-1996), Edward John Girman (1920-1943), Ilene Elizabeth (Girman) Gyure (1923-1999) and another sister. Brother Michael E. Girman, born 9 January 1915, enlisted 6 November 1942 (activated 20 November 1942) at Indianapolis, Indiana, in the U.S. Army, serving through 19 October 1945 and died 31 October 1981. Michael married on 17 November 1942, Sophie (Danko) Girman (1919-2009) and he is buried in the Saint John Catholic Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana.

Edward J. Girman enlisted 18 February 1942 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. He was the assistant radio operator-gunner on the B-25J Liberator downed by enemy aircraft fire on 1 December 1943, assigned to the 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron, 10th Air Force, after bombing the railway yards and shops at Insein, Burma. He was missing in action after the crash of the B-24J. He was declared dead by Public Law on 4 February 1946 and his body was never recovered.

2 December 1937 - The Times (Hammond, IN) - PATROL CLUB DANCE DEC.4 - The Whiting High School Patrol Club will sponsor an annual dance. Program: Lieut. Edward Girman.

8 April 1938 - The Times (Munster, IN) - MRS. GEORGE GIRMAN HONORED ON BIRTHDAY

Her two daughters, Mary and Elsie, invited their mother's friends to her home on Myrtle Ave. for a surprise birthday.

19 December 1941 - The Times (Munster IN) - Carol Jean and Donald Girman, children of Mr. and Mrs. George Girman, Myrtle Ave., have for 3 weeks been quarantined with scarlett fever. They are fine and out of quarantine.

3 July 1941 - The Times (Munster IN) - Men who registered for the WW II draft last July 1 include Edward J. Girman 1621 Atchison Ave., Whiting.