Wennik was assigned to the 544th Bomb Squadron as the ball turret gunner on the Charles Baker Crew in April 1944. Most of his original crewmates became became POW, but Wennik was stood down for the mission on which the remainder of the crew was lost. Strong feelings for his original crew remain to this day. He completed his combat tour with 32 missions in September 1944.
The signing was attended by Henry's son Hank and daughter-in-law Linda (Hank's wife).
Hosts for this signing event were Fred & Gail Preller.