Linn County

Sgt. Lumir J. Stepanek




News of . . . . .

Lumir J. Stepanek has been promoted to grade of sergeant in England, Stepanek has been serving as a tall gunner on a B-17 of the 305th Bombardment group of the Eighth AAF.

During the last 12 months of the war in Europe, the famous Eighth air force crews shot down 5,000 German planes and dropped an average of one ton of bombs every minute.

Sgt. Stepanek is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stepaneck, route 2.

Source: Cedar Rapids Tribune, June 21, 1945