Sioux County

Magnus Schwebach



Two Granville Boys Injured in France

Two Granville boys have been wounded or injured in the Normandy invasion, according to cablegrams received by their parents.

Magnus Schwebach, a paratrooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nic Schwebach, is recovering in hospital from leg injuries.  Francis Van Bergen, son of Mrs. Ida Van Bergen, is recovering from shrapnel wounds.

Source: The Alton Democrat, June 22, 1944

J. W. Allen leave this morning on an ambulance trip to Clinton to bring back Magnus Schwebach, a patient at the Schick General Hospital, to his home at Granville. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schwebach, Magnus was a paratrooper and lost his leg in the invasion of France. He will return to the hospital after spending Christmas at home.

Source: The Alton Democrat, December 14, 1944