Everett M. Bushendorf

Sgt. Bushendorf Awarded Second Oak Leaf Cluster
S/SGT. EVERETT BUSHENDORF
Staff Sergeant Everett Bushendorf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bushendorf, Eau Claire, engineer-gunner on the Flying Fortress named The Sweet Thing, has been awarded his second Oak Leaf Cluster for his Air Medal, according to word received by his wife, who resides at Menomonie. 

He has one daughter. 

The citation awarded by Lieutenant General Doolittle reads as follows:

"For exceptionally meritorious achievement while participating in five separate bomber combat missions over enemy-occupied continental Europe. The courage, coolness, and skill displayed by the enlisted man upon these occasions reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the U.S.A."


Sgt. Bushendorf Killed in Action Over Germany
S/SGT. EVERETT BUSHENDORF
Staff Sergeant Everett Bushendorf was killed in action over Germany May 28, according to word received yesterday by his wife, daughter of Fred Hasselden of Menomonie. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bushendorf of town of Union.

Sergeant Bushendorf, engineer-gunner on the Flying Fortress, The Sweet Thing, had been previously reported missing in June. 

He had been in service two years and had won his second Oak Leaf Cluster for the Air Medal.

Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter.


Sergeant's Wife Receives Purple Heart Certificate
A certificate of the Purple Heart Medal has been received from the War Department by Mrs. Everett M. Bushendorf.

Staff Sergeant Everett M. Bushendorf was killed in action over Germany on May 28, 1944, during a raid in a Flying Fortress.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bushendorf, Eau Claire.


Corporal Lawrence F. Bushendorf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bushendorf, Union, has arrived in France with a medical detachment, according to word received by his wife. 

He entered the service on October 1, 1942 and received his training at Shreveport, LA; Camp Barkeley, TX; and Camp Bowie, TX. 

His brother, Staff Sergeant Everett Bushendorf, was killed in action over Germany last May 28. Another brother, Harold, served with the Paratroops for 9 months and is now home after receiving a medical discharge.