Plymouth County

S/Sgt. Gerald J. Hintz




S. Sgt. Gerald J. Hintz, son of Mrs. Genevieve Hintz, 507 16th street, has been awarded the air medal for meritorious achievement in aerial flight while participating in sustained operational activities against the enemy.  Sgt. Hintz, who is a turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress with the 15th A.A.F. in Italy, is a veteran of more than 15 combat missions over enemy occupied Europe. He graduated from the LeMars high school and entered the service in April, 1943. He was awarded his silver wings at Kingman, Ariz., in March, 1944.  His brother, Pvt. Robert Hintz, is a member of an anti-aircraft outfit.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 2, 1945