Bio: Worchel, Harley (25 Aug. 1944)

Contact: Ken Wood

Surnames: Worchel, Beyer

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Friday August 25, 1944, Page 1

Harley Worchel Killed Aug. 9 in Crash in Azores

Neillsville- Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Worchel have received word from official sources that their son, Cpl. Harley Worchel, 20, was killed Aug. 9 in an airplane crash in the Azores.

The cablegram arrived Wednesday at the Worchel farm home northwest of Globe, when the couple were in Neillsville, and they did not learn of his death until they returned that evening.

The corporal, who was home on furlough July 23, was a tail gunner then, but later was made a bombardier. After visiting here he had returned to Westover Field, Mass., but at that time did not know his next assignment.

The same day the Worchels were notified of their son’s death, a telegram was received informing relatives that Cpl. Worchel’s cousin, Cpl. Harold W. Beyer was seriously wounded Aug. 7 while fighting in France. Beyer’s mother stated yesterday that the family had received letters recently from him dated Aug. 10, 11, and 12, and had not mentioned anything about being wounded.

*Note in the original write up Worchel was spelled with two Ls.



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