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David Fred Prees

Graduating Class of 1941
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Second Lieutenant Prees

Second Lieutenant
David Fred Prees

Army
334th Bombardment Squadron
95th Bomber Group

Hometown

Menasha, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

English Channel

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Unknown

More About Second Lieutenant Prees

Second Lieutenant Prees enlisted the same year he graduated from UW-Madison. He began in the medical corps and then transferred to the air corps. He was the co-pilot of B-17G, when it was shot down by a German fighter over sea and was reported missing on Sept. 15, 1943. He was declare dead after being missing in action for 13 months. He is memorialized at Tablets of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England. He was awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters.

Learn about the missions in which he participated: https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/5372.
Read two newspaper articles that share more of the story of Second Lt. Prees: https://95thbg.com/cms/2020/11/30/name-t426y-wsw9l-jrzkx-62tw8-87grw-ac….