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Arthur McGavran




Ottumwa Families Hear of Two More War Deaths           
Arthur McGavran Crash Victim; Jack Warren Killed In Germany

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Two more war deaths were reported by Ottumwa families today.  An Ottumwa youth was killed in an air crash, while a Centerville man, husband of an Ottumwa woman, was killed in action.

Arthur McGavran, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Brown, living north of Ottumwa, was killed in the crash of an army twin-motor bomber near Brunswick, Ga., Monday night.

McGavran had completed his primary flight training and was taking advanced work at Moody Field, Ga.  He had lived in the Ottumwa community most of his life, graduating from Ottumwa high school in 1941.  He later went to Los Angeles, where he was employed by the Bostitch Co.  He entered the service in February 1943.

Corp. Kenneth E. (Jack) Warren, 23, was killed in combat in Germany November 16, according to the telegram received Tuesday by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Warren of 213 South Ward street.  Corporal Warren took part in the D-day invasion and had participated in action in Holland, France and Belgium.

He attended Centerville high school and Centerville junior college.  He also made his headquarters in Centerville when he was a salesman for Mid-Continent Petroleum Co.  He was the son of Mrs. Leo Warren of Newton and the father of a 7-year-old daughter, Deanna.

Corporal Warren entered the service April 29, 1942, and had been overseas since February of 1943. 

Source: Ottumwa Daily Courier, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1944