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Louis Alfred Pfohl 

Louis Alfred Pfohl

Male 1908 - 2000

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  • Nickname  Uncle Louis 
    Birth  28 Jun 1908  Town of Lewiston, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Military  23 Apr 1942  Rantoul, Champaign, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    US Army Air Corps, WW II 
    Address:
    Chanute Field 
    Military  1944  Horham Field, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    US Army Air Corps, WW II 
    • Dog Tag 32281835, Sergeant. Trained at Chanute Field, IL (1942) and Rapid City, SD (1943). Stationed at Sta. 119 USAAF, Horham Field, England, 1944 to Apr 1946, in B-17 aircraft maintenance and repair with the 95TH Bomber Group, 457th sub-depot group, and the 335th Bomb Squadron. Specialized as an mechanic on the turbo charged Wright Cyclone radial piston engine. Discharged in 1946.
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      Niagara Gazette - 5 Dec 1944
      AIRCRAFT MECHANIC - Among the men having an important part in keeping B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 95th Bombardment group of the Eighth Army Air Force blasting, away almost dally at German targets, is Sergeant Louis A. Pfohl, of Sanborn, N. Y. He is an aircraft mechanic in the sub-depot at an Eighth Air Force Bomber base in England and is one of a group of men who handle all major repairs on the big planes. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pfohl, of Route 1, Sanborn, N. Y., and is a former employe of the Carborundum company.
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      ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 32281835
      NAME PFOHL#LOUIS#A
      RESIDENCE: STATE 23 NEW YORK
      RESIDENCE: COUNTY 063 NIAGARA
      PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2309 BUFFALO NEW YORK
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 23
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 04
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42
      GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
      GRADE: CODE 8 Private
      BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
      TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      LONGEVITY ### ###
      SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
      NATIVITY 23 NEW YORK
      YEAR OF BIRTH 08
      RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
      EDUCATION 0 Grammar school
      CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 138 Stock clerks
      MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
      COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      CARD NUMBER # #
      BOX NUMBER 0491 0491
      FILM REEL NUMBER 2.155 2.155
    Died  19 Apr 2000  Walmore, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • 072-07-6685
    Buried  22 Apr 2000  Walmore, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery 
    Person ID  I10  haseley
    Last Modified  06 Feb 2016 

    Father  Johannes Benjamin Pfuhl,   b. 16 Sep 1873, Town of Wheatfield, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1955, Walmore, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eleonore Henrietta Fahrenwald,   b. 8 Sep 1876, Town of Niagara, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1947, Walmore, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Jan 1899  Walmore, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2  Group Sheet

  • Event Map Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 28 Jun 1908 - Town of Lewiston, Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - US Army Air Corps, WW II - 23 Apr 1942 - Rantoul, Champaign, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - US Army Air Corps, WW II - 1944 - Horham Field, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 2000 - Walmore, Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery - 22 Apr 2000 - Walmore, Niagara, New York, United States
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  • Photos
    Sgt. Louis A. Pfohl
    Sgt. Louis A. Pfohl
    AIRCRAFT MECHANIC - Among the men having an important part In keeping B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 95th Bombardment group of the Eighth Army Air Force blasting, away almost dally at German targets, is Sergeant Louis A. Pfohl, of Sanborn, N. Y. He Is an aircraft mechanic In the sub-depot at an Eighth Air Force Bomber base in England and is one of a group of men who handle all major, repairs on the big planes. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pfohl, of Route 1, Sanborn, N. Y., and is a former employe of the Carborundum company.
    The Niagara Falls Gazette, 5 Dec 1944
    USAAF file photo "Hanger Crew"
    Louis A. Pfohl
    Louis A. Pfohl
    Albert Haseley/Althea Walck Wedding
    Albert Haseley/Althea Walck Wedding
    At The Beach - Sherkston, Ontario
    At The Beach - Sherkston, Ontario
    Class Pictures - St Peter's Lutheran School
    Class Pictures - St Peter's Lutheran School
    Section 6
    John Pfohl Family
    John Pfohl Family
    John Pfohl Family - 1925
    John Pfohl Family - 1925
    John Pfuhl Family - 1935
    John Pfuhl Family - 1935
    Mervin Haseley Wedding
    Mervin Haseley Wedding
    Refreshments after Choir Rehearsal.
    Refreshments after Choir Rehearsal.
    The Fahrenwalds
    The Fahrenwalds
    Fahrenwald - Pfuhl Famiily
    Fahrenwald - Pfuhl Famiily
    Fresh Grapefruit
    Fresh Grapefruit
    Enjoying grapefruit brought back from Florida by Oscar Wiechert and Gerald Leuder who were on their way back to Wisconsin.
    Ready to rake hay at the Pfuhl farm
    Ready to rake hay at the Pfuhl farm
    John, Cordelia, Eleonore, Louie, and Rudy.
    The Pfuhl siblings
    The Pfuhl siblings
    During son John's visit from Wisconsin.
    Group picture during John & Cordelia's visit
    Group picture during John & Cordelia's visit
    At the Pfuhl Homestead
    Fahrenwald - Pfuhl Family
    Fahrenwald - Pfuhl Family
    At the Fahrenwald Homestead
    Pfuhl Family
    Pfuhl Family
    During Rev. John Pfuhl's visit
    Louis Pfohl
    Louis Pfohl
    US Army Air Corps
    Louie Pfohl
    Louie Pfohl
    US Army Air Corp
    Sgt Louis Pfohl & Sgt Melvin Haseley
    Sgt Louis Pfohl & Sgt Melvin Haseley
    Mess Hall, 335th Sqdn, 8th AAF, Station 119, Horham Airfield, Suffolk, England
    Sgt Louis Pfohl & Sgt Albert Haseley Standing in front of a B-17. (Big Chief Illiniwek 43-38067)
    Sgt Louis Pfohl & Sgt Albert Haseley Standing in front of a B-17. (Big Chief Illiniwek 43-38067)
    Airfield parking stand, 95th BG, 8th AAF, Station 119, Horham, Suffolk, England
    Sgt Louis Pfohl & Sgt Albert Haseley getting ready to tour Horham
    Sgt Louis Pfohl & Sgt Albert Haseley getting ready to tour Horham
    Barracks, 335th Sqdn, 95th BG, 8th AAF, Staton 119, Horham, Suffolk, England
    John Pfohl family
    John Pfohl family
    After church on Sunday April 19, 1942 prior to Louis leaving for the Army.
    Visit to Cedarburg while in training at Chanute Field, IL
    Visit to Cedarburg while in training at Chanute Field, IL
    Louis with the Lueder men at the family farm.

  • Notes 
    • Pfohl, Louis A., The Niagara Gazette Friday April 21, 2000
      Had once worked at Carborundum Co.
      Louis A. Pfohl, 91, of Lockport Road, died on Wednesday (April 19, 2000) after being stricken ill at home with an apparent heart attack. He was born Jun 28, 1908 in Sanborn, the son of John and Eleonore (Fahrnwald) Pfohl. Mr. Pfohl served during World War II with the United States Army, 8th Air Force, where he attained the rank of sergeant. He was employed at Carborundum Co. in the abrasive department as a stock handler for more than 40 years and also had worked on the family farm on Walmore Road for many years. Mr. Pfohl was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Walmore Road, where he had served as Elder and a member of the church choir for more than 50 years. He was a past commander of Post 969, American Legion, Sanborn, and exempt member of the Sanborn Fire Company; a member of the LaSalle Sportsmen's Club; and the Carborundum Alumni Association. “Uncle Louie,” as he was affectionately referred to by many in the Sanborn area enjoyed collecting black walnuts, cracking them and giving them to friends. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing baseball in his early years and watching in his later years. He is survived by three sisters, Verone Haseley, Lizzie Haseley and Eleonore Craft all of Sanborn; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews. He was the brother of the late Minnie Kroening, Martha Haseley, Sigmund Pfohl, the Rev. John Pfohl and Max Pfohl. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6:30 - 9:30 today at the Rhoney Funeral Home, 5893 Hoover Road, where the Sanborn Fire Company will conduct a memorial service at 9:30 p.m. The rev. Bruce M. Gamaché will conduct services at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6168 Walmore Road. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Wheatfield. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church ; or to the St. Peter Lutheran Church School Building Fund.
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      Buffalo News, The (NY) - April 21, 2000
      Louis A. Pfohl, a lifelong resident of Sanborn who was affectionately known as "Uncle Louis," died in his home Wednesday (April 19, 2000) after apparently suffering a heart attack. He was 91. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 8th Air Force, where he attained the rank of sergeant. Pfohl was employed for more than 40 years by the Carborundum Co. in the abrasives department as a stock handler. He also worked on the family farm on Walmore Road for many years. He was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he had served as an elder and had been a member of the church choir for more than 50 years. He was past commander of Post 969, American Legion, an exempt member of the Sanborn Fire Company, a member of the LaSalle Sportsmen's Club and the Carborundum Alumni Association. Pfohl was remembered for his habit of collecting black walnuts, cracking them and giving them to friends. He played baseball when he was younger and enjoyed watching the sport in his later years. He also enjoyed fishing. Pfohl is survived by three sisters, Verone Haseley, Lizzie Haseley and Eleonore Craft. A memorial service will be held by the Sanborn Fire Company at 9:30 P.M. today in Rhoney Funeral Home, 5893 Hoover Road. Services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday in St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6168 Walmore Road. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Wheatfield.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] SS Index.

    2. [S23] St Peter's Lutheran Church records, Vol 1, B643.

    3. [S160] World War II Memorial, Washington,DC.

    4. [S2] Buffalo News.

    5. [S67] St Peter's Lutheran Church records, Vol 3, 2000-D2.

    6. [S4] Cemetery Visit - St. Peters.