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Heinrich "Henry" D. Epp

Born 20 Jan 1922, Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Gender Male
Parents Daniel Peter Epp (1879 - 1947), Susanna (Flaming) Epp (1884-1922)
Schools Attended

Mountain Lake High, Mountain Lake, Minnesota, Class of 1940

Branch of Service Army
Additional Identifiers Commissioned or Warrant Officer
Service Timeframe 1943 - 1945 *
War/Conflict World War Two 1939-1945

Later served as a Captain in the US Army after WW II.
Principal Units and Locations

Served on the USS Nehenta Bay (CVE-74). Nehenta Bay received 7 battle stars for World War II service.

Military Awards and Decorations

MLHS, The Lakers, 1939 Minnesota State Basketball Champions.


Buried in Jerusalem Cemetery, Lake Crystal, Blue Earth County, Minnesota.

After combat readiness training off California and in Hawaii, Nehenta Bay left Pearl Harbor 18 June for the Marianas assault, staging at Eniwetok late in the month. With TF 51, her planes flew antisubmarine and combat air patrols during operations against Tinian, which they strafed 5 July and 7 July, blasting gun emplacements and a sugar refinery. Returning to Eniwetok 16 July to refuel and replenish, Nehenta Bay next sailed, with Midway and 12 destroyers, for antisubmarine and combat air patrols off Guam and Saipan, striking targets on the latter.

Nehenta Bay received 7 battle stars for World War II service.