Blitz, Rudolph & Leo

Military Service Member

Rudolph & Leo Blitz, twin sons of Henry Blitz and Marie Bieden of Lincoln, Nebraska, were born in 1921.  Both were killed in action aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, on 7 December 1941.

Their Volga German ancestors come from the colonies of Dinkel and Grimm.


- Blitz, Leo, MM2c (
- Blitz, Rudolph, F1c (
- Liewer, Steve. "After Pearl Harbor, family faced twice the grief and are still looking for answers." Omaha World-Herald, 8 December 2015. [online]

Volga Colonies: