Plymouth County

Lt. Richard Treinen




Our Neighbors in the Service.

Remsen—Lieut. Richard J. Treinen, who is in the air corps had been transferred from Lemoore, Calif. to Portland, Ore.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, July 26, 1944

Remsen Boy Killed in Crash Landing In Oregon

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Treinen, Remsen farmers, received word Saturday evening that their son, Lieut. Richard Treinen, was killed in a plane crash in Oregon.

Lieut. Treinen was a pilot of a fighter plane and according to the few details received, he was killed in making a crash landing. The young man had been in the Army Air Corps for about a year.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, January 22, 1945

Was With Army Air Forces At Redmond, Oregon

Word was received on Sunday of the death of Lt. Richard Treinen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Treinen of Remsen, who was killed in a plane crash near the Redmond Army Air Base at Redmond, Oregon, on Saturday. Lt. Treinen was a fighter pilot on a P-38 and P-51.

Lt. Treinen entered the service on February 23, 1943, and took his training at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; McAllister College, St. Paul; Santa Ana and Chico Field, California; and Luke Field, Arizona, from which base he was graduated and received his wings May 23, 1944. From there he was sent to the Portland air base and about two months ago reported to his station at Redmond.

Lt. Treinen was born on March 31, 1923, on a farm near Remsen. He attended St. Mary’s high school in Remsen from which school he was graduated in 1940. Prior to entering the service he was working on his father’s farm near Remsen.

Besides his parents, Lt. Treinen is survived by five brothers and four sisters: Roman at Compton, Calif.; Charles Jr., stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas; Kenneth, John and Gerald, at home; Mrs. Gerald Cach, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Lewis Cach, Seattle, Washington; Mrs. Robert Bachmann, of Granville, Iowa; and Miss Shirley Treinen of Chicago.

Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from the War Department.

Source: LeMars Sentinel, January 23, 1945