Cpl. William H. Lauroesch


Cpl. William H. Lauroesch

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Notes Army Serial Number = 12168709
20 August 1943 - On 338th FS Roster, at McChord Field, WA
01 November 1943 - Authorised to wear the Good Conduct Ribbon in lieu of the Good Conduct Medal
MOS - 911 Airplane Armorer
A talented artiest, Cpl. Lauroesch drew many portraits of personalities and life in the 55th FG.
Memories William Lauroesch's Obituary
Published in The Campus Chronicle - University of Massachusetts (05th Oct 2001)

'William Lauroesch, 80, of Shutesbury, a retired associate professor in the School of Education, died Sept. 18 at home.
He served the University for 23 years before retiring in 1992. He also taught high school English for 20 years in Suffern, N.Y.
He chaired the Graduate Program Review and was a member of the Grievance Committee, the Transfer Review Council, and the Office of Programmatic Research and Evaluation on campus.
He also was a member of the Adult Education Association of the United States and the Association for Institutional Research.
In 1991, he received the State Higher and Continuing Education Award from the Massachusetts Association of Adult and Continuing Education.
He graduated from Colgate University in 1942, and received a master's degree in English education from Syracuse University and a doctorate in supervision of curriculum and instruction from New York University.

A World War II veteran, he served with the 55th Fighter Group of the Eighth Air Force.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Amherst.
His first wife, Ruth Emily Lauroesch, to whom he was married for 36 years, died in 1987.
He leaves his wife, Jean (Hopper) Lauroesch; a daughter, Michele L. Dufresne of Shutesbury; a son, Mark W. of Corning, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and 10 stepgrandchildren.'

Additional Images

Self-portrait sketched by Cpl. Lauroesch (M.Lauroesch)

Sketch of Lt. Atckison, 338th FS Pilot. (M. Lauroesch)

Sketch of Lt. Blount, 338th FS Pilot (M. Lauroesch)
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