Woodbury County

Sgt. Henry D. Faller

 

MEN AND WOMEN IN SERVICE

Private First Class Hank D. Faller, son of Mrs. Katherine Faller, 2115 S. Henry street, has been graduated from the radio technical school, army air base, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, August 10, 1943

Sgt. “Hinie” Faller Awarded Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster

T. Sgt. Henry (“Hinie”) D. Faller, former radio operator on a B-24 and a prisoner of the Germans since June 23, 1944, has been awarded the air medal and oak leaf cluster for bravery in action, his mother, Mrs. Katherine Faller, 815 S. Helen street, has learned. The medal, which was received by Faller for participation in several aerial missions over enemy occupied Europe, has been presented to his wife, Mrs. Arnella Faller, of Hinsdale, Ill. His family recently saw a photo of T. Sgt. Faller in a prisoner of war film shown by the Paramount newsreel. A brother, Cpl. Lawrence J. Faller, stationed in Italy since October, also was awarded the purple heart recently.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 1, 1945 (photo included)

SIOUX CITYAN IN NAZI PRISON CAMP

Sgt. Henry D. Faller, son of Mrs. Katherine Faller, 815 S. Helen street, is pictured at the right, above, in German prison camp Stalag Luft 3.  The picturer, which was taken from a newsreel entitled Hitler’s Gang, was reported to have been Nazi film captured by the Yanks.  Sgt. Faller is a member of the Eighth air force, and was captured on June 23, 1944.  His mother reported that his family hears from him frequently.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 13, 1945 (photo included)