Black Hawk County

Pfc. Andrew C. "Mike" Henning




Pfc. A. C. Henning, Allison,
Killed in Action in Germany

Allison, Ia. – Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henning, Sr., have been notified by the war department that their son, Pfc. Andrew C. Henning, of Co. F, 142nd infantry, was killed in action somewhere in Germany Mar. 21.

Private Henning entered service Dec. 9, 1943, and went overseas in August, 1944.

He received his training at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and completed his basic training at Camp Fanning, Tex. In July, 1944, he came home on a 15-day reassignment furlough and was then sent to Maryland and then to Italy, then to France where he was wounded in the hip.

He was in the hospital two months at Christmas time. He received the Purple Heart, which has been sent to his parents. When released from the hospital he was then sent to Germany, where he was killed.

He has one brother, Pfc. Adolph W. Henning, who is in the service and is stationed at Fort Robinson, Wash.

Before entering the service he was working on a farm near Dumont, Ia.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Wednesday, May 02, 1945 Page 8

Bodies of 5 Waterloo Men Back in U. S.

The bodies of five fallen Waterloo soldiers, one from Cedar Falls and six from other northeast Iowa towns have been returned to the United States, the war department said Wednesday.

Included in the long list of 7, 572 Americans returned to their home soil for reburial was  Pvt. Andrew C. Henning, Janesville, Ia.

The bodies were returned aboard the United States army transport, Carroll Victory, the war department said.

Armed forces dead originally interred in temporary military cemeteries in France, Belgium and Holland are among those brought back to this country. There were 135 from Iowa.

The army stated that each next of kin was notified in advance of arrival of the vessel, and would be notified again after arrival of the remains at the regional distribution centers of the American graves registration service.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Wednesday, November 17, 1948, Page 7

Andrew Henning Rites
on Friday at Clarksville

Janesville, Ia. – Funeral services will be at 1:30 p. m. Friday at the Hammel and Martin funeral home at Clarksville and at 2 in the Immanuel and Evangelical Reformed church there for Pfc. Andrew (Mike) C. Henning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henning of Janesville.

Private Henning entered service Dec. 9, 1943, and went overseas in August, 1944. He was wounded in France and received the Purple Heart.

Private Henning was killed in Germany Mar. 21, 1945.

He was born Apr. 2, 1916, at Greene, and was employed near Dumont before entering the service. His parents were former residents of Clarksville.

Surviving are his parents, seven brothers and four sisters.

Burial will be in Lynwood cemetery at Clarksville.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Wednesday, December 29, 1948, Page 10  (photo included)