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S/SGT  Edward J. KOCH

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TG
SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
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Comments1: ROCK ISLAND, IL

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT   JAMES J. BOVENZI                  P FEH
F/O        JOHN A. STEFANUCCI            CP FEH
2ND LT   JAMES C. BARTLETT, JR.       NAV FEH    TAPS 3/27/89
T/SGT   LOUIS E. BERARD                 TTE FEH    
    CPL   WILBERT H. CHRISTIANSEN     ROG FEH   TAPS 12/14/75
T/SGT   ROBERT H. DI SANDRO             NG FEH
    CPL   DENZIL E. FERGUSON            WG FEH    TAPS 8/23/89
    CPL   EDWARD A. GEORGE            BTG FEH
S/SGT   EDWARD J. KOCH                   TG FEH 

418th Sqdn.  Crew, as above, joined 100th Gp on 18/2/45 (18 Feb 45)

MEMO 2:

Edward J. Koch
May 17, 1925 ~ September 9, 2015 (age 90)
    Obituary

Edward John Koch, 90, of Milan, passed away Wednesday September 9, 2015 at Avonlea Cottage, Milan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30a.m., Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00pm on Sunday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a rosary recited at 2:00p.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be left to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.
Edward was born on May 17, 1925 the son of Edward and Anna Koch. He attended St. Mary's Grade School and later St. Joseph High School. Mr. Koch was a World War II Army Air Corp Veteran, where he served as a tail gunner on a B-17, while stationed in England. After returning from the Military he enrolled at St. Ambrose College and received a bachelor's degree in business.
He had been employed with Business Systems, Coca-Cola and the Illinois Army reserve stationed on the Rock Island Arsenal.
Edward enjoyed photography and collecting cameras, fishing, cribbage, traveling, reading and collecting antiques.
Survivors include his nephews, Kim(Betty) Lofquist, Dustin, FL, Larry Lofquist, Woodhull, IL, William Lofquist, Johnston, IA; niece, Julie(Joseph) Aring, Taylor Ridge; cousins, David(Sheila) Sallen, Fort Madison, IA and James(Ann) Sallen, Bloomington, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Eleanor May Lofquist; a nephew, Bob and niece, Linda.

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2nd Lt James Bovenzi Crew (left to right) Kneeling:  Edward A. George, Louis E. Berard, John A. Stefanucci, James J. Bovenzi
Standing: Unknown, James C. Bartlett, Jr., Denzil E. Ferguson, Edward J. Koch, Wilbert H. Christiansen, and Robert N. Disandro  Archives) 

 This is a shot of 2nd Lt. Leader and Lt Bovenzi crew. Dad (John Seablom) is sitting at the far left Wilber Cohen (standing far Left), L-R Top: Robert DiSandro (sitting on top of concrete), Wilbert Christiansen (sitting next to DiSando), Louis Berard (third from left), Ed George (far back), Norman Lighthiser (far right).L-R Front: Charles Conway,  Denzil Ferguson, Ed Koch Detailed information (100th Photo Archives) 

 

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