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DONALD R. HOELTKE
World War II
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(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy from Mary Hoeltke)

8411 Riverside Drive
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

October 17, 1986

Dear Mr. Lundy:

I am forwarding your inquiry to Donald's widow, Virginia, in Punta Gorda, Florida.

All I can help you with is that Don survived the crash when the plane was shot down. He was taken prisoner by the Germans and remained in a German prison camp until the end of the war. Perhaps he told his wife more about the crash at some time. My husband talked to him about it many times, but all my husband remembered was that Don was taken prisoner. It did affect him psychologically for the rest of his life. However, when he returned to the states, he was married, had three children and became a plumber. He owned his own plumbing business in Pittsford, New York for several years and eventually retired to Florida, where he died approximately two years ago.

Very sincerely,

Mary C. Hoeltke
510 Colvin Street
Rochester, NY 14606
 
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