Herbert O. (Herbie) Klossner

Aviation Cadet Herbert O. Klossner, son of Mrs. Emma Klossner, 3229 Garfield Avenue South, Minneapolis, graduated recently from the Army Air Forces Flexible Gunnery School at Fort Myers, FL. He was one of the top-ranking students and finished fourth in the ground range firing. 

Now qualified as an aerial gunner, he will continue his training in navigation as an aviation cadet. 

He has been in the Army 10 months and graduated from the Army Technical School, Navigation Pre-Flight, Selman Field, Monroe, LA.

Reported Missing in Hungarian Raid
Lieutenant Herbert Klossner has been reported missing in action over Hungary since August 23, according to word received from the War Department by his mother, Mrs. Emma Klossner of Minneapolis, formerly of Eau Claire.

Lieutenant Klossner was commissioned April 8 of this year, when he graduated from the Army Air Forces Navigation School at Selma Field, LA. He was sent overseas immediately and had been stationed in Italy.

He has three brothers in the service: Corporal Herman Klossner in an Army hospital, after returning from New Guinea; Sergeant Fred Klossner at Miami Beach, FL; and Staff Sergeant Ernest Klossner in England.

Reported German Prisoner of War
Lieutenant Herbert Klossner, son of Mrs. Emma Klossner of Minneapolis, is a German prisoner of war, according to a short wave radio broadcast from Germany on October 28 at 9 p.m.

Lieutenant Klossner has been missing in action since August 23. Since that time, he has been awarded the Air Medal. He was with the Fifth Air Force.

The message read by the German broadcaster follows:

"Hi, Folks. A few things have happened since my last letter; namely, I am now a prisoner of war in Germany. I will be seeing you again, before too long. You can write to me all you want and also send packages but, if I were you, I would go to the Red Cross and find out more about it. Tell everybody I am OK and give them my love. That's all for now. Love, Herbie,"