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Museum Seeking Photos of Kendall County World War II Veteran

Second Lt. Paul Elsworth Zwoyer was a Yorkville High School graduate and a member of Company E of the 129th Illinois National Guard.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Oswego’s Little White School Museum is seeking a photograph of Second Lt. Paul Elsworth Zwoyer, who was killed in action on April 15, 1945 when his B-29 Superfortress bomber was shot down during a night bombing raid over Tokyo, Japan.

Lt. Zwoyer was born in 1923 in Kendall County. Graduating from Yorkville High School, he was a member of Company E of the 129th Illinois National Guard, whose base was at the Plattville Armory.

He lived in Oswego with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Zwoyer Sr. for awhile before World War II, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

As one of the Oswego area residents killed in action during the war, the museum is planning to honor him during their annual Veterans’ Salute in November.

Photos of Lt. Zwoyer need not be donated to the museum, although they’d enjoy obtaining the originals. On most Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, original photographs can be digitally scanned and returned.

For more information, call the museum at 630-554-2999 or send an email to director@littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org.

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