Mills County, Iowa


Military, WWII Casualty List, Mills, Iowa

Glenwood Opinion Tribune
February, 1946

The Mills County World War II casualty list, as recorded by the Iowa State Department of History and Archives was received Tuesday by the Glenwood Opinion-Tribune. Application for the list was made last week.

Regarding the record, Bessie B. Wilson, head of the records division, stated that it is believed that the list is one of the most complete in any state. However, no official list has been received from the war department as yet. She added that any additions or corrections will be gratefully received.

Total casualties of Iowa's known dead as of February 15, 1946 is 7,268. Seventy-one names have been added since January 1, 1946. Most of these 71 have previously been reported missing in action, with accidental deaths accounting for the remainder.

The war records division head went on to state that one difficulty often experienced is that more than one county claims the same casualty. The policy of the war department is to list the name as belonging to the county and state given as the permanent address of the next of kin. Policy of the state historical department until a complete record is sent them by the next of kin. Records are always connected to comply with the wishes of the nearest relative.

Tribute was paid Mrs. Ann Renschler, representing the Glenwood American Legion Auxiliary, who has greatly aided the state organization in compiling their list of Mills County dead. Complete address of the state organization is as follows for those who desire to correspond: Iowa State Department of History and Archives, Historical Building 19, Des Moines, Iowa.

Alley, Guy - Glenwood
Sgt; Killed in action on Leyte 11-9-44;
Mother: Mrs. Erville Alley, Glenwood, Iowa

Bird, Frank R. - Glenwood
Pvt,; Killed in Africa;
Mother: Mrs. Grace M. Bird, Glenwood, Iowa. Mother: Mrs. Claude C. Findley, Hastings, Iowa

Bostedt, Glenn C.
Cpl. (Brother of John and Jos. W. Bostedt) Died Oct. 11, 1942 in Prison Camp in Philippines.
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. John F. Bostedt, R.F.D. Co. Bluffs, Iowa

Bostedt, John
Cpl. Died July 7, 1942 in Prison Camp in Philippines.
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. John F. Bostedt, R.F.D. Co. Bluffs, Iowa.

Bostedt, Joseph W.
Cpl. Died Sept. 20, 1942 in Jap prison camp in Philippines.
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. John F. Bostedt, R.F.D. Co. Bluffs, Iowa.

Deitchler, Edgar K. - Mineola
Sgt. Killed in action June 17, 1944 (location ?);
Father, Mr. Louis Deitchler, Osage, Minn.; Sister: Mrs. Wilma Jones, Mineola, Iowa.

Dodson, Harry John, - Emerson
Pfc. Killed in action in Germany 10-13-44;
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. John Dodson, Emerson, Ia.

Edmondson, Joe
Lt. Killed in action 10-24-44 on carrier Gambier Bay, sunk by Japs;
Wife: Mrs. Betty Plumb Edmondson, Hastings, Iowa.

Findley, Everett Arthur
Pvt. Killed in North Africa 11-22-43;
Mother: Mrs. Claude C. Findley, Hastings, Iowa.

Frazier, Arthur T.
T-4. Killed in action in Germany 3-28-45;
Wife: Mrs. Arthur Frazier, 910 Hammond, Red Oak.

Halladay, Robert Monroe
Ensign. Died as result of action between 11-1 and 11-15-42;
Mother: Mrs. Imo Pearl Hammond, Glenwood, Iowa.

Harper, Paul M., - Malvern
Flight Officer. Killed in plane crash in California 12-17-44;
Mother: Mrs. Alice Harper, Malvern.

Holiday, Albert H., - Glenwood
S-Sgt. Killed in action in England 6-11-44;
Mother: Mrs. Ethel Holiday, Glenwood, Iowa.

Jackson, Robert Wood
Yeoman 3-c. Killed in action 12-7-41 Pearl Harbor aboard USS Arizona;
Father: Mr. Marion Dean Jackson, Glenwood, Ia.

Johnson, Max Roy
Pvt. Killed in action in Africa 11-22-42;
Father: Mr. Chas. H. Johnson, RFD 1 Hastings, Iowa.

Jorgensen, George Eugene
Signalman 2-c. Killed in action in Belgium Apr. 9, 1945;
Wife: Mrs. Betty Jorgensen, R. 1, Co. Bluffs, Iowa. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Geo Jorgensen, Pacific Junction, Iowa.

Kidwell, Harold E.
Sgt. Killed in action in North Africa Apr. 4, 1943;
Father: Mr. D.R. Kidwell, Hastings, Iowa.

Knight, Devere H.
S-Sgt. Killed in action in Italy 11-4-43;
Mother: Mrs. Harvey J. Knight, Malvern, Iowa.

Lee, Theodore, Jr.
2nd Lt. Killed in plane crash in New Guinea 12-5-44;
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lee, 378 Grand Ave., San Louis Cbispo, Calif. Aunt: Mrs. Lee Sargent, Pacific Junction, Iowa.

Leet, John D., - Glenwood
Killed in action on Leyte 11-3-44.
Wife: Mrs. John Leet, Glenwood, Iowa; Parents: Mr. and Mrs. John Leet, Glenwood, Iowa.

Lovelady, Lyle E.
T-Sgt. Killed in European area;
Wife: Mrs. Carol I. Lovelady, 208 N. Walnut, Glenwood, Iowa.

Martin, Clarence R.
Pvt. Killed in North Africa 4-29-43;
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Emery Martin, Hastings, Iowa.

Maxwell, Dean, - Glenwood
Lt. Killed in North Africa;
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maxwell, Glenwood, Iowa.

Meredith, Glenn T.
Seaman 1-c. Reported dead by Navy Dept. Previously missing;
Mother: Mrs. Katie Lucy Meredith, 811 W. Coolidge St., Glenwood, Iowa.

Murphy, Gerald Lee, - Glenwood
Killed in plane crash in England 12-12-44;
Uncle: Mr. Geo. Murphy, Akron, Ohio.

Penewit, Gordon R.

Seeger, Roy E.
Sgt. Died in action in Germany 1-14-45;
Father: Mr. Leonard F. Seeger, R. #, Glenwood, Iowa

Smith, Henry C., - Glenwood
Sgt. Killed in action in Holland Sept. 23, 1944;
Mother: Mrs. Lula Smith, Box 84, Glenwood, Ia.

Stone, Warren F.
S-Sgt. Killed in action in Italy 12-5-43;
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Stone, Glenwood, Iowa

Tague, Francis Alvin
Pfc. (Brother of Harold F. Tague) Killed in action in SW Pacific 1-15-43;
Father: Mr. Andrew Jackson Tague, Malvern, Ia.



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