After Hirschman's death, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Hirschman, Lt. Hirschman’s parents, received a letter from Lt. Harold R. Gietz, chaplain of the 492nd Bomb Group:
Lt. Hirschman was held in high esteem by all members of this group and received high praise from his commanding officer,” the chaplain wrote. We all feel his loss very keenly.
Hirschman, Gerald E., 2nd Lt, ASN O-699931 - Navigator
Gerald Hirschman's enlistment record from the National Archives is here.
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