by Chuck Hoeppner
My Uncle Bud...;flew West on 30 May 2019 at the age of 99.
He was a Bombadire with the 513th. I did not see his name on the 513th's roster but I have seen his shadow boards. The "Strawberry Bitch" is one plane he logged time on.
He died at the Bethany Home in WAUPACA, WI. And will be interred T the Wis state Veterans Home in King, WI along with his wife Margurite who passed on 24 June 2019 at 98.
Uncle Bud was a life long resident of Appleton, WI before moving to FL for retirement.
Blue skies and Fair winds Uncle Bud
Chuck Hoeppner. MSgt USAF ret
Comments for 1Lt. Robert P. "Bud" Hoeppner, 513th BS, 7/44 - 4/45, 51 MSN
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