Gene Laus entered the US Army Air Corps in July 1942 and flew aboard a C-46 as a radio operator and navigator. He flew in the China, Burma, India theater and flew a trip over the Himalayas before leaving in 1945.
Pittsburgh WWII veteran Gene Laus entered the US Army Air Corps in July 1942 and flew aboard a C-46 as a radio operator and navigator. He served in the China-Burma-India Theater (CBI) and flew a trip over the Himalayas before leaving in 1945.
This short interview was recorded during a Veterans Breakfast Club storytelling event on June 16, 2012, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Final Story
Gene A. “Gino” Laus Sr., 91, of Penn Hills, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Mary J. Laus; loving father of Gene A. Laus Jr. (Catherine), Sandra Heck (John), Rick Laus (Marcia), Valerie Lawrence (Thomas) and Daniel Laus (Sherri); and brother of Amerigo Laus, Thelma Ruggiero, Rosie Brooke and the late Daniel Laus, Jennie Gillette and Anthony Laus. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Susanna Church.