Florin Hegge

Brothers Serve in England

WHITEHALL, WI (Special)--George Hegge, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Hegge, was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant in England on July 4, according to word received by his parents.

Lieutenant Hegge, who received his Second Lieutenancy at San Marcos, TX in October 1943 has been overseas since the first of the year. He was stationed in Africa before being sent to join a bomb group in England. Lieutenant Hegge is the navigator  on a B-26 Marauder and has 25 missions over enemy territory to his credit.

In a letter his parents received recently, he said that the Fourth of July was celebrated quietly in England, except for the routine of the war. He wrote of a forced landing that he and his crew made with one engine.

His brother, Private Florin Hegge, is also stationed in England. He is with an Infantry company. The brothers have not contacted each other as yet.