Plymouth County

1st Lt. Tony O. Bamberg
MIA 08 Apr 1945


Lieut. Tony Bamberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Bamberg of LeMars, will soon complete his training in the Second Air Force at Dalhart, Texas, and in the near future he will go overseas. He is at present receiving an important part of his training as a pilot. He is expected home on a visit before he goes overseas.

Source: LeMars Sentinel, August 30, 1943


First Lt. Tony O. Bamberg of LeMars has been assigned as an instructor pilot at Alexandria Army Air Field, a Flying Fortress combat crew training center.

Alexandria Army Air Field is part of the Second Air Force, which trains the bulk of the heavy bombardment crews in the United States. Lt. Bamberg, who was a reporter for the Globe-Post before entering the military service, is the son of Mrs. Mary Bamberg, 115 Fifth Ave. SW, LeMars. He attended the Western Union College.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, July 18, 1944

Lt. Tony Bamberg Now A Benedict

A clipping for a Lincoln, Nebr. Daily was handed us by Frank Jemming of that city who spent the holidays here.  Under the heading “Marriage Licenses” were the names:

Tony Owen Bamberg, LeMars, Iowa, 24, Edna M. Jarrett, Ringham, Louisville, Ky., 25.

First Lieut. Tony O. Bamberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Bamberg and Miss Jarrett Ringham were married Dec. 16, at the Army air field at Lincoln, Nebr., according to the LeMars Globe-Post.

Miss Ringham is the only daughter of Mrs. Sara Alma Ringham of Vincennes, Ind.  The bride attended the university at Louisville, Ky.

Lt. Bamberg was a member of K. Co. of LeMars and went to Camp Claiborne, La., for training with the company, but was later transferred to aviation and won his commission.  He has been an instructor at Alexandria, La., for the past two years but is now training with a combat crew.

Source: The Alton Democrat, Thursday, January 4, 1945

Lieut. Tony Bamberg Missing In Action On German Front

Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Bamberg of Columbus, Nebraska, former LeMars residents, were notified by the War Department last Wednesday that their son, Lt. Tony O. Bamberg, has been reported missing in action in Germany since April 8.

Lt. Bamberg was a member of Co. K and left for service in February, 1941, going to Camp Claiborne, La., for his initial training.  He was an instructor for two years at Alexandria, and since going overseas in December, 1944, has completed 20 missions.

Lt. Bamberg had been a resident of LeMars until entering the service.  His wife resides at Louisville, Kentucky.

Source: The LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, May 1, 1945 (photo included)