Veterans' Memorial Project

Wallace Trabue Hembrough Jr.

Jacksonville, IL

World War II

College: Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1942

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 01/07/1922

Date of Death: 02/21/1945

Affiliations: Alpha Gamma Rho

Lt. Hembrough was a B-26 bombardier-navigator with the 9th Air Force in France. He was reported missing in action over Germany. His plane, with two others, was shot down by German fighters. Overseas since October, 1944, Lt. Hembrough had received the Air Medal. Lt. Hembrough is buried at Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL. His remains were interred in June, 1949.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, February, 1946, and March, 1946

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