Cerro Gordo County

Sgt. Franklin W. Fischer



Name: Franklin W. Fischer
Entered Service: November 17, 1942
Branch of Service: Air Corps (Liaison Pilot)
Trained: Cedar Falls, Ia.; Waco, Tex.; Lamesa, Tex.; Cox Field, Paris, Tex.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Brownwood, Tex.
Embarkation: January 23, 1945
Engagements: End of Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland, Central Europe
Awarded: Air Medal w/1 Bronze cluster
Returned to U.S. February 15, 1946
Discharged: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 19 Feb 1946
Rank: Master Sergeant
Served: 39 months, 3 days
Parents: Lydia & H. Fischer, Sr.
Wife: Grace Fischer
Notes Made the first intended landing across the Rhine river. It was the second day after capture of Remagen Bridge. Flew over and delivered some important photos. Landed on the bank of river 1/2 mile north of bridge.

Source: Service Record Book of Men & Women World War II, Meservey, Iowa, p. 11 (photo included)