Kenneth C. Anger USNR
Rank: Fireman 2nd Class
Served aboard U.S.S New Orleans
Entry 7/13/45 - served 1year 20 days
Amphibious Training - Coronado, CA
Awards: Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area, Campaign Medal
Picture is from his trip to Washington D.C. on the Freedom Honor Flight that brings Veterans to visit the various Veteran monumnets for the day along with many other surprises. To learn more about his and his son's experience, please click here.
More pictures from his trip to D.C. coming soon.
Staff Sergeant Charles Mower, 1944
Harold Kronenberg (Diz)- Back Row, Second person from the right
Harold Kronenberg, better known as "Diz", has spent his adult life immersed in history. For 36 years he taught Social Studies in the public school system and also served in World War Two. Diz was a ball turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress and was involved in 41 missions. His first 21 missions were flown with the Fifteenth Air Force out of North Africa and Italy. In March of 1944, Kronenberg was transferred to to the Eighth Air Force in England, where he completed his tour of duty by flying 20 more missions. His last mission was flown on June 5, 1944, the day before the Normandy invasion (Commonly known as D-Day). Diz has written several books (See below) including a more recent book we will post in the near future.
_Harold, better known as Diz, Kronenberg, is a former Bombadier during World War Two.
After World War Two, Diz married his sweetheart, went to college on the G.I. Bill, became a history teacher, golf & baseball pro & coach, and wrote 5 books along with other publications. He was part of organizing an annual Veteran Golf Outing for four years.He has done alot on behalf of Veterans and even reached out to the first Hmong who settled in his area.
Diz has so many interesting stories and it's always fun to listen to him. He is respected by many, but not only for his accomplishments, but for who he is as a person- just simply a nice guy. It's an honor to know him.
Diz also was very supportive and helpful with contributing to our Vietnam Veteran gatherings including our first official Vietnam Veteran's day celebration for Wisconsin. What an honor for all Vietnam Era Veterans and their family to have a World War Two Veteran like Diz to support all of us. Diz, it is an honor to know you, have you visit with us at our home and our other coffee visits, and to have the opportunity to tell some of your story as well. You are definitely one of a kind and have made your mark! To learn more about Diz's experiences during World War Two, my first World War Two veteran, TV interview, go here