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The Globe Gazette
Missing in Action on North African Front Since Feb. 17
Mrs. Donald J. [Arlene M.] JENSEN, 1541 Pennsylvania avenue northeast, received word that the name of her husband was among those broadcast from Germany as being a prisoner of war in that country.
This information was received from John R. Fike, Omaha attorney, who stated he heard the news Saturday morning from 8:15 to 8:34 o'clock on a short wave radio. The news was presented in the form of messages from the prisoners, among whom there were a number of Iowans, who have been taken prisoner in Tunisia.
The message stated that Donald JENSEN, who lived in Spencer, was wounded in the neck, but that the wound was not serious. He asked that his wife write to him.
The short wave report confirmed information received by Mrs. JENSEN March 7 from the adjutant general's office in Washington, D. C., that her husband had been reported missing in action in North Africa since Feb. 17.
The Globe Gazette
Cpl. Donald Jensen Prisoner Since Taken in Africa in '43
A message to the local Red Cross chapter stated that Cpl. Donald J. JENSEN, who had bee a prisoner of war of the Germans since February, 1943, when he was reported missin in north Africa, had been liberated.
"Donald J. JENSEN requests that Mrs. D. J. JENSEN of 1524 Pennsylvania, be notified of his liberation," said the message received here by the Red Cross.
Cpl. JENSEN was first reported missing in north Africa in March of 1943 by the war department and the following April a short wave length message heard here confirmed the information.
Cpl. JENSEN'S parents live at Spencer.
Transcriptions by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2013
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