James H. Heinzen was born on June 4, 1918. He was married to Elizabeth Moores Love Heinzen Zastrow.
James served in the 729th Bomber Squadron, 452nd Bomber Group, Heavy, as a Second Lieutenant and Co-Pilot on the B-17 #43-37747 during World War II.
On July 8, 1944, his crew took off from Station 142 in Deopham Green, England, on a bombing mission to Rouen, France. At around 07:15H, their plane took a direct hit from flak and crashed near Boubiers, France. All men were killed aboard except for SSgt Schulze who was the sole survivor. 2Lt Heinzen is now buried in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
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