Army Air Force
Rudolph Wittschack was born on November 27, 1919 in Middle Island. He was the son of Meta (Sietas) and Rudoph Wittschack Sr. He grew up in Coram, and attended the Coram elementary school. Before entering the service, he was employed by Elsebough’s movers as a truck driver in Port Jefferson. Wittschack was inducted into the army on April 8, 1942 at Camp Upton in Yaphank. Wittschack was sent to Europe where he served in the Army Air Force as a tail gunner. He was promoted to corporal and later in March of 1943 to the rank of sergeant. He was declared missing in action on June 26, 1944. He was presumed dead on February 20, 1946.