Woodbury County

Lt. William D. Rosofsky


Sioux City Man Captive of Japs
Lieut. Rosofsky Prisoner of War, Father Notified

Lieut. William D. Rosofsky, son of M. Rosofsky, 1100 Jackson Street, is a prisoner of the Japanese, according to an official message received from the war department by the father.
Lieut. Rosofsky was in the Philippines at the time of the Japanese attack and officially was listed as missing for several months. The last direct communication from him was received by his father last April.

Source: The Sioux City Journal-Tribune, March 3, 1943

“Keep Chin UP,” Jap Prisoner Writes Sister

“Keep your chin up.” That was the hopeful message contained on a postal card from Japanese-Philippine prison camp 1, written by First Lieut. William Rosofsky to his sister, Miss Mary Rosofsky, who received the card Thursday. He is the son of Meyer Rosofsky, 1100 Jackson Street.

The message was the first that Lieut. Rosofsky’s family has had directly from the Japanese prisoner since he was captured during the defense of the Philippine Islands. They had been notified by the war department that he was a prisoner of war.

The typewritten form said that Lieut. Rosofsky was “in excellent health and uninjured.”

Source: The Sioux City Journal, unknown date