"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
~Gen. George S. Paton Jr. (1885-1945)

 

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~Click on the above link to view new data posted on this site.

 

"The Greatest Generation"

~Quote by Tom Brokaw, Spring of 1994: During the coverage of the 50th anniversary of D-Day, I was asked...my thoughts on what we were witnessing. As I looked over the assembled crowd of veterans,.....I said, "I think this is the greatest generation any society has ever produced."

 

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The WWII Special Project IAGenWeb pages are maintained by Coordinator, Linda Ziemann

with
Assistant Coordinator -
Connie Swearingen

Our goal for this website is to provide records about Iowans who served during the WWII years 1939-1945, thereby assisting family and  historical researchers in their quest to learn about, and pay tribute to, WWII service men and women.  These records may consist of public biographies, military records,  documented events, company  histories, awards, newspaper accounts of battles and those who served  (soldiers, aviators and seamen.)

“Thanks to all who served during the WWII Years, 1939-1945. Because you sacrificed, our country is FREE today.”

 

 

ServiceMEN County Index

Adair
Adams
Allamakee
Appanoose
Audubon
Benton
Black Hawk
Boone 
Bremer
Buchanan
Buena Vista
Butler
Calhoun
Carroll
Cass
Cedar  
Cerro Gordo
Cherokee
Chickasaw
Clarke  
Clay
Clayton
Clinton
Crawford
Dallas
Davis
Decatur
Delaware
DesMoines
Dickinson
Dubuque
Emmet
Fayette
Floyd  
Franklin
Fremont
Greene
Grundy
Guthrie
Hamilton
Hancock
Hardin
Harrison
Henry
Howard
Humboldt
Ida
Iowa
Jackson  
Jasper

 

Search this Site:
index sitemap advanced
search engine by freefind

Search Suggestions--Use the above search engine IF you know the name of the service person you are seeking. And if you know the county that the service person hailed from, also consider using the following county links. The county links have surname alphabetical indexes. Check out the following links to INDIVIDUAL Story Pages: SERVICE MEN and SERVICE WOMEN from Iowa.

ON-SITE MENU: (Everyone is welcome to participate by submitting data for consideration.)

Battleships
 
Bios / Interviews ~ Don't miss this page with links to TRUE STORIES by Iowa Servicemen & Women or their families
 
Civilian War Correspondents - They Got the War News and Paid With Their Lives
 
County WWII News Across Iowa -- North / South / East / West
 
Dogs for Defense
 
FDR Tribute - Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt; b. 30 Jan 1882, Hyde Park, NY; d. 12 Apr 1945, Warm Springs, GA
***Served as Honor Guard at Funeral of FDR
 
Iowa Volunteers on the Home Front & Abroad
 
Letters Written by Service Men & Women -- Quite detailed -- somehow got passed the Censors.
 
Maps from WWII Theater of Operations (please share if you have any WWII maps-Thanks.)
 
Medal of Honor Recipients from Iowa
 
MIA/POWs (Index to POW servicemen surnames & links to their pages)
Q
Z
MIA/POW -- Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany--Liberation 1945
 
National Guard State of Iowa - 1938 Yearbook (ING history, photos of Units across Iowa...most recent just prior to WWII)
 
Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941 -- the hometown news articles tell it like it happened
 
Photographs of WWII Scenes
 
Post-War Army Commissions
 
Railway Service Canteens
 
Roll of Honor Iowa County & Communities-- Tribute to those who served
 
Service Flags -- Blue Star
 

Surnames: County INDEX of SERVICE MEN per county--includes photos, news items, family data, obits, etc.

**Don't Miss the Individual Story Pages for these Service Men and Women**
Surnames: County INDEX of SERVICE WOMEN includes photos, news items, family data, obits, etc.
Army Nurse Corps
Navy Nurse Corps
SPARS
USMC Women's Reserve
WAC
WASPS
 
Victory Gardens - During World War II, the United States government promoted a public relations campaign to encourage Americans to grow "Victory Gardens" as part of the war effort on the home front. Iowans stepped up to the challenge and task of growing and preserving for the good of the War effort.
 
War Dead from Iowa Total, 7,213: Two Times World War I

Records of the state historical department show that the death rate among Iowans killed in World War II is highest for Emmet county, closely followed by Adams county.

A total of 7,213 have given their lives for their country in World War II. This is more than twice the number killed in World War I. The total then was 3,578. For every thousand persons in Iowa, the number who have given their lives in this war now stands at 2.76.

The total number dead in O’Brien county is 48 or 2.4 per thousand population; in Sioux county, 55 killed or 2.0 per thousands population; in Lyon county, 28 killed or 1.8 per thousand population; in Osceola county, 24 killed or 2.3 per thousand population.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, January 15, 1946

WWII Dead Returned Home to Iowa -- later identified & returned home for burial
 
WWII Quiz-- was published Iowa City Press Citizen, May 8, 1946
Thanks also to everyone who is contributing to this website. Please keep your stories & photos coming! Please consider adding additional photos & data to any existing page/s you find on this website for your family WWII Iowa veteran.
Don't miss the Tribute to Contributors page link.
 

OFF-SITE MENU:

"GI Joe & Lillie" -- The Oak Ridge Boys
National WWII Memorial
North Platte Canteen
USS Arizona Memorial - Interment Aboard the USS Arizona

ServiceMEN County Index (cont'd)

Jefferson
Johnson
Jones
Keokuk
Kossuth
Lee
Linn
Louisa
Lucas
Lyon
Madison
Mahaska
Marion
Marshall
Mills
Mitchell
Monona
Monroe
Montgomery
Muscatine  
O’Brien
Osceola
Page
Palo Alto  
Plymouth  
Pocahontas
Polk
Pottawattamie
Poweshiek
Ringgold
Sac
Scott
Shelby
Sioux
Story
Tama
Taylor
Union
VanBuren
Wapello
Warren
Washington
Wayne
Webster
Winnebago
Winneshiek
Woodbury
Worth
Wright

     

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This website was launched befittingly on the 71st Anniv. of the United States involvement in WWII, 12/7/2012.

Seventy-one years ago, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, brought the U.S. into World War II. In his address asking Congress for a declaration of war, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941, a date that "will live in infamy."

~Iowa in WWII logo & the footer Stars image designed exclusively for IAGenWeb by Sharon R. Becker, Assistant Coordinator for this website~Dec 2012.

Iowa in WWII Special Project contents have been willed to IAGenWeb.

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