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Subject: [NDBURLEI] Birth Cert Transcription Request, John R. HOMAN,Burleigh County ND
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 23:41:21 EST
Hello Fellow Listers:
I need some help. I’m hoping one of you may be able to check for a birth
certificate and transcribe it for me.
The story is this: There is a John R. HOMAN, who was killed in WWII on his
first combat flight over Europe. He was the co-pilot of a B-17 named
Stric-Nine that was shot up badly on this first mission. They turned back, and
ordered the crew to bail out. Some of the crew were captured by the Germans,
the rest were killed when the bomber went down in the North Sea. Of the crew
that was killed, all the bodies were recovered except for this John R. HOMAN.
His body was never found.
He is memorialized in Maargraten, The American Cemetery in The Netherlands.
I discovered this John R. Homan on a Milwaukee web site that shows him as
enlisting in the Army from Wisconsin. Further research located an article in
the Sheboygan Press of Sheboygan Wisconsin in 1943 that states he is missing
and is the son of Frank HOMAN of Milwaukee.
I believe that this John R. HOMAN and his father Frank may be ancestors of
I am specifically asking for help in Burleigh County, North Dakota. I am
asking for someone to go check for the birth certificate of John Raymond
HOMAN, born between January and April 1918 in Burleigh County, possibly Wing
Township, North Dakota.
I have written the North Dakota Division of Vital Records requesting a copy
of his birth certificate. Because I do not meet the requirements of the
N.D. law, they will not release a copy of the birth certificate to me.
I believe that the mother of John Raymond HOMAN is a woman named Sophia.
I’d be very appreciative of any kind person who would be willing to
transcribe the birth certificate and provide full citation information, for me.
I would also be happy to share any of my research with you.
The purpose of my quest is to complete a lineage of John Raymond HOMAN, and
do a formal memorial to him and donate it to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in
The birth certificate is key to my research. I have all the existing
military records and none of them list his parents or date of birth.
Thank you very much.
David R. Homan
PO Box 08-5360
Racine, WI 53408-5360
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