Monona County

S/Sgt. Raymond J. Koenigs


Mapleton Men With the Armed Forces

Raymond "Razor" Koenigs is visiting here for several days with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Koenigs. He is in the Naval Air corps and is attending the Navy Pre-flight school in Iowa City.

Source: Mapleton Press, January 7, 1943

Our Neighbors in the Services

Mapleton --

Naval Aviation Cadet Raymond Koenigs, 19, son of Mrs. John L. Koenigs, Mapleton, Iowa has been transferred from Ottumwa, Iowa to naval air station, Corpus Christi, Texas after completion of the primary flight training course.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 9, 1943


Mapleton, Ia.—Special:
S. Sgt. Raymond J. “Razor” Koenigs, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Koenigs of Mapleton, was reported missing in action over Austria since February 7, according to a telegram received by his parents from the War Department.

Sgt. Koenigs was an engineer-gunner of a Flying Fortress and was a member of Col. Paul L. Barton’s target busting group operating from Italian bases.

He graduated from Mapleton high school and enlisted in the Naval air corps in June, 1942. He later transferred to the Army air corps and won his wings at Las Vegas, Nev., in April, 1944. He went overseas about six months ago.

He has two brothers in service, T. Sgt. Paul Koenigs with the infantry in Belgium, and Ensign Leonard Koenigs with the Navy in the southwest Pacific.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 7, 1945 (photo included)