Veterans' Memorial Project

William Henry Zumsteg

Chicago, IL

World War II

College: Commerce & Business Administration

Graduation Year: 1941

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 04/20/1920

Date of Death: 04/02/1944

Affiliations: Delta Upsilon; ROTC; Pershing Rifles

Lt. Zumsteg served with the 767th Bomber Squadron, 461st Bomber Group, Heavy. A Liberator pilot, he served in the Infantry and in the communications and airborne service before entering the Air Force. He received his pilot’s wings in June, 1943, and went overseas in January, 1944. He was killed in action over Yugoslavia on April 2, 1944. Lt. Zumsteg is buried at Plot C Row 11 Grave 21 in the Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium. He earned the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, June, 1946 and Web site above

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