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Owen Louis Printy, None

conflict:World War II
branch:Air Force
rank:Captain
serial number:0761761
location:Lubbock, Texas. Glider training at Okmulgee, Oklahoma; Randolph Field, Roswell NM and Wickenburg, AZ. Pilot training at Santa Ana, Blythe, and Bakersfield,CA and Fort Sumter, NM. B-17 training in Hobbs, NM and Salt Lake City, Utah; and combat training in Dalhart, TX and Gulfport, MS.
enlistment date:July 20, 1942
place enlisted:Hibbing, MN
discharge date:Oct. 17, 1945
place discharged:Camp McCoy, WI
decorations: Air Medal (1942-)
Distinguished Flying Cross (1926-)
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Oak Leaf Cluster (U. S. Armed Forces)
Service Star(s)
history:Flew 50 missions over France, Germany, Rumania, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia, and Greece. Participated in the invasion of Southern France and aided in the evacuation of AAF POWs from Bucharest, Rumania. Upon return to United States, was sent to Santa Ana, CA as a B-17 flying instructor.
service documents:
references:Chisholm War History Committee Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:Nov. 6, 1921
birth place:Chisholm, MN
home town:Side Lake, MN
date of death:July 31, 2001
father:Charles Printy
mother:Delena Printy (nee Jandron)
siblings:Mae Grahek (nee Printy)
school:Chisholm High School

Last update: 9/20/2018