Lange, Capt. Robert F.

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Capt. Robert Frank Lange 
Born: 16 May 1920 – Indianapolis, Indiana 
Parents: Frank N. Lange & Elsie Saager-Lange 
Siblings: 2 sisters 
Home: 
– 711 South Second Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Emerson School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1940 
– Elmhurst College 
– attended college for one year 
Occupation: assistant purchasing agent – Joslyn Manufacturing & Supply Company 
Selective Service Registration: 1 July 1941
Contact Person: Frank Lange – father
Inducted: 
– 18 October 1941 – Chicago, Illinois 
– U.S. Army – as an enlisted man 
Officer Candidate School 
– commissioned a Second Lieutenant
Serial Number: O&1285069 
Training: 
– Camp Wolters, Texas
– Fort Benning, Georgia
Unit: Company B, 40th Armored Division
Engagements:
– D-Day Invasion – 6 June 1944 – landed at Utah Beach
– Battle of Bulge – 18 December 1944
– traveled 150 miles in 19 hours to relieve 101st Airborne at Bastogne, Belgium
– cited for gallantry in action
– received Silver Star
– 26 December 1944
– Battle of Rhineland
– wounded – 3 February 1945
– Oak Leaf Cluster
– crawled up to enemy machine gun nest and wiped it out with a submachine gun
Killed in Action:
– 27 March 1945
– Hammelburg, Germany
Buried:
– 31 May 1949 – Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois
Medals:
– Purple Heart – with oak leaf cluster
– Bronze Star
– Silver Star

 

 

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