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Christian Fisher Weinhold

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

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Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: January 15, 1943
Buried at: Plot L 339
                  Evergreen Cemetery
                  N.W. Corner of Mt. Ephraim & Ferry Avenues
                  Camden NJ 
Awards: 


STAFF SERGEANT CHRISTIAN FISHER WEINHOLD was born in 1920. Known to family and friends as Fisher, he grew up in Camden NJ, where his family lived at 1271 Park Boulevard in the Parkside section. His father worked as an engineer at the RCA-Victor plant in Camden. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden NJ.  in June of 1938, where he was active in many school activities. He was valedictorian of his class, president of the Dramatic Club, and chairman of the Year Book. During his senior year he co-starred in a play called "Painting For The Duchess" with Albert Cardwell, then a sophomore, who under the stage name of James Cardwell, appeared in 26 movies, including The Sullivans, A Walk in the Sun, and He Walked by Night.

Fisher Weinhold's hobby was photography and before enlisting he was employed by Kline and Goodman’s photographic firm of Philadelphia. The Weinhold family moved to Oaklyn NJ shortly afterwards. Christian Fisher Weinhold was inducted into the United States Army in the spring of 1942. 

Fisher Weinhold qualified for flight duty. He trained at the Army Air Force radio school at Scott Field IL in the fall of 1942, and after completing that course of training he graduated from the aerial gunnery school at Harlingen TX. His engagement to Muriel Covell, 19, of Ardsley PA, was announced December 22, 1942. He had been promoted to Staff Sergeant, and was sent for further training to Boise ID, where he joined a bomber crew.

On January 18, 1943 Staff Sergeant Weinhold was killed when the bomber he was training in crashed near Boise on January 15, 1943. He is listed in the accident reports as the aircraft's assistant radio operator. Staff Sergeant Weinhold was survived by to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Jack, five years old, and three grandparents, Christian Fisher, of Atlantic City, and Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Weinhold, of Camden. Staff Sergeant Christian Fisher Weinhold was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Camden NJ on January 26, 1943.


COURIER-POST CAMDEN, N.J., JANUARY 18, 1943

PLANE CRASH KILLS SOLDIER OF OAKLYN
Staff Sergeant Christian F. Weinhold Among Nine Idaho Accident Victims

 Staff Sergeant Christian Fisher Weinhold, 22, of 33 West Holly Avenue, Oaklyn, was on of nine Army Air Force men killed in the crash of a bomber Friday, outside of Boise Idaho.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Weinhold, of the Oaklyn address, were notified of his death by the War Department Saturday night. The message carried no details.

Staff Sergeant Weinhold was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, class of 1938. He was valedictorian of his class, president of the Dramatic Club, and chairman of the Year Book. His hobby was photography and before enlisting he was employed by Kline and Goodman’s photographic firm of Philadelphia.

His engagement to Muriel Covell, 19, of Ardsley PA, was announced December 22, 1942.

Staff Sergeant Weinhold enlisted eight months ago and was sent to Boise two weeks ago after graduating from the Air Force radio school at Scott Field IL, and the gunnery school at Harlingen TX.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Jack, five years old, and three grandparents, Christian Fisher, of Atlantic City, and Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Weinhold, of Camden.

His father, an RCA engineer, has requested the body be sent home.            


Christian Fisher Weinhold - 1938 Woodrow Wilson High School Yearbook Photo 


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