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WORLD WAR II
Summary of  War Casualties for
Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel

State of Iowa


COMPILED APRIL 1946 BY
CASUALTY SECTION, OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
NAVY DEPARTMENT
Inclusion of names in this State group had been determined solely by the residence of next of kin at the time of notification of the last wartime casualty status. This listing does not necessarily represent the State of birth, legal residence, or official State credit according to service enlistment.

Casualties listed represent only those on active duty in the U. S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Cost Guard, resulting directly from enemy action or from operational activities against the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941, to the end of the war. Casualties in the United States area or as a result of disease, homicide, or suicide in any location are not included.

This is a State summary taken from casualty lists released by the Navy Department, corrected as to the most recent casualty status and recorded residence of next of kin.

Personnel listed as MISSING are under continuous investigation by the Navy Department, and therefore are subject to momentary status change. Many of these will be officially presumed or determined dead. Some will be found alive. The last official notice to next of kin will take precedence over this list.

The WOUNDED tabulation represents a count by individuals and includes only those whose next of kin were officially notified during the war. It does not reflect the number of wounds inflicted by the enemy since many individuals were wounded more than once and many minor wounds were recorded only by Purple Heart awards in the fields of action. Complete data on all wounded naval personnel will be available later.
Note: Only information pertaining to Benton County, Iowa has been transcribed.
To view other states, visit the National Archives.

KILLED IN ACTION, DIED OF WOUNDS, OR LOST LIVES AS RESULT
OF OPERATIONAL MOVEMENTS IN WAR ZONES

BRUBAKER, Russell W., Pfc, USMC. Father, Mr. Truel Brubaker, 303 E. St., Vinton. Pg.3

BYAM, Harold Dale, Seaman 1c, USN. Parents, Mr. & Mrs. Leon Ronald Byam, 707 D Ave.,
    West Vinton. Pg.3

HALOUPEK, Walter Orville, Ensign, USNR. Parents, Mr. and  Mrs. Frank Louis Haloupek,
    1505 4th Ave., Belle Plaine. Pg.8

KLINK, Lyle Nelson, Motor Machinist's mate 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and  Mrs. John Klink,
    Atkins. Pg.10

LINCOLN, John William, Fireman 1c, USN. Father, Mr. Abe W. Lincoln, Norway. Pg.11

LINT, Richard L., Pfc., USMC. Mother, Mrs. Margaret G. Lint, Box 25, Shellsburg. Pg.11

LONG, Harvey William, Seaman 2c, USNR. Father, Mr. William Henry Long, Atkins. Pg.11

MOODY, Alfred Clairs, Motor Machinist's mate 2c, USNR. Wife, Mrs. Leone Pauline Moody,
    8th Avenue East Vinton. Pg.12

WOUNDED IN ACTION OR DURING OPERATIONAL WAR MISSIONS

BRACY, Kenneth Earl, Seaman 2c, USNR. Mother, Mrs. Bessie Belle Bracy, 410 11th St.,
    Belle Plaine. Pg.23

BRODY, William, Pfc., USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Edith Brody, Box 247, Vinton. Pg.24

BURROWS, Richard Walters, Seaman 1c, USNR. Wife, Mrs. Gertrude Katherine Burrows, 113,
    15th St., Belle Plaine. Pg.24

DICKINSON, Leland A., Pvt., USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Clara E. Dickinson, Gen. Del.,
    Shellsburg. Pg.26

FISHER, Clayton Evan, Lt. (jg), USNR. Wife, Mrs. Anne K. Fisher, 907 B Ave.,
    Vinton. Pg.27

GUNN, Lauren Noel, Cpl., USMCR. Sister, Miss Charlotte Gunn, Gen. Del., Vinton. Pg.28

HADENFELDT, Kenneth J., Cpl., USMC. Wife, Mrs.  Kenneth J. Hadenfeldt, 901 6th Ave.,
    South Belle Plaine. Pg.29

HESSENIUS, Waldo J., Pvt., USMCR. Father, Mr. John Hessenius, Jr., 805 A Avenue,
    Vinton. Pg.29

HOYT, Lindley J., Pl/Sgt., USMC. Mother, Mrs. Ida M. Jensen, Luzerne. Pg.30

IVERS, Merle, Chief Commissary Steward, USN. Mother, Mrs. Rose Ivers, 1701 No. 8th
    St., Belle Plaine. Pg.30

MYERS, Ottie J., Pfc. USMC. Parents, Mr. and  Mrs. Herman Myers, Gen. Del.,
    Garrison. Pg.34

RIPPEL, Roy Herman, Seaman 2c, USNR. Parents, Mr. and  Mrs. August Rippel, Mt.
    Auburn. Pg.37

SCHEETZ, Elmer Arthur, Quartermaster 3c, USNR. Parents, Mr. and  Mrs. Louie Henry
    Scheetz, Belle Plaine. Pg.37

SCHELLHASE, Bernard C., Platoon Sgt., USMCR. Wife, Mrs. Bernard C. Schellhase,
    Vinton. Pg.37

SCHELLHASE, Lowell E., Platoon Sgt., USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Freda P. Thomassen, Van
    Horne. Pg.37

SCHOTFELT, Robert Charles, Pfc., USMCR. Parents, Mr. and  Mrs. John Schlotfelt,
    Vinton. Pg.37   [transcriber's note: parent's surname is spelled differently]

PRISONER OF WAR RECORD
DIED OR KILLED IN PRISONER OF WAR STATUS

ROSZELL, Lyle Thomas, Seaman 1c, USN. Parents, Mr. and  Mrs. J. S. Roszell,           
    Shellsburg. Pg.43

RELEASED FROM PRISON CAMPS

SMITH, George Henry, Jr., Pfc., USMC. Parents, Mr. and  Mrs. George H. Smith, Sr., Box
    94, Watkins. Pg.45


Transcribed by Sue Soden.
Submitted to the IAGenWeb Project on June 14th, 2007.
Copyright © 2007 by Sue Soden.




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