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Age 21
Corporal – United States Army
1923 - February 8, 1944

Cpl Hoeche was fatally injured in an airplane accident near Parkton, N. C.
He was inducted into the Army Air Force in February of 1943. In December, 1943 he completed a course in radio at the Army technical school, Sioux Falls, Idaho and later was sent to North Carolina.

PARENTS: Mr. & Mrs. William Hoeche, 538 Tipton, Wood River
FAMILY: Brother - Ensign Vernon W. Hoeche who was in the Pacific
Sister - Mrs. Fern Mabrey of Alton

He was born in O’Fallon and moved to Wood River as a child. He graduated from EAWRCHS in 1940 and was attending Illinois State University in Normal at the time of his enlistment.

FUNERAL SERVICES: St. John’s Evangelical Church, Rev. O. F. Brummer officiating 

BURIAL: Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville