George David Blaha

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  • Name: George David Blaha
  • Location of Birth: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 13, 1906
  • Date of Death: April 16, 1951 (44 years old)
  • Parents: Frank Blaha and Marcella (Nekola) Blaha
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Corps
  • Date Sworn In: May 4, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: September 29, 1945 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    Good Conduct Medal

  • Military Highlights:
    George served with the 424th Air Service Group, 850th Air Engineer Squadron.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: George David Blaha
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 34
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: August 13, 1906
    Birth Place: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Effie, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Effie, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 215
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Red
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Marcella J. Blaha (mother)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    When George was two years old, his parents settled on a homestead east of Effie, Minnesota. George married Carmen True.

    George was a past commander of the Effie American Legion. He was active in the promotion of the Farm Bureau and the REA in north Itasca County.

    George was killed when his tractor upset and pinned him beneath. George had been a woodsman much of his life.

    Survivors are his wife, Carmen; brother Nathan; seven sisters, Mrs. Ashley Morse, Helen Blaha, Rose Blaha, Nan Blaha, Mrs. Lyle Dinnel, Mrs. Theodore Shorack, and Mrs. Max Helstad.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-B-09-2-8)

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