Wapello County

Ensign Howard Coker



Here are more Iowans who have been killed in action. The final line beneath each picture gives the geographical location in which the man was killed. Additional Honor Roll pictures will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The  Des Moines Register, Sunday, January 2, 1944  (photo included)

Howard Eugene Coker was born Aug. 3, 1911 to Roy John and Eva Mae Hall Coker. He died July 15, 1943 and is memorialized at the Courts of the Missing, Court 5, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ensign Coker served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and was MIA/FOD/KIA aboard a plane when that plane was lost in the Alaskan area. He was awarded the Air Medal.

Source: ancestry.com