Polk County

Lt. Mabel S. Heth



Cattell Library Keeps Honor Roll


Many Nurses

The nurses are Johanna Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hansen, who formerly lived at 3932 Lay ave, and now reside on a farm near Des Moines; Mrs. Helen Warren Chaudoin, daughter of Mrs. Martha Warren, 709 Morton, ave; Mabel Heth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Heth, 823 Grandview ave; and Susie Pitcher, navy nurse and sister of Mrs. Mary Farr, 3513 Wright st.

Miss Pitcher had been reported missing by the navy. But Saturday her sister, Mrs. Farr, received word that Miss Pitcher is believed to be safe, a prisoner of the Japanese in the Santa Tomas internment camp near Cavite in the Philippines.

Source: The Des Moines Register, September 27, 1942


Washington -- The war department Tuesday announced the promotion of Capt. Genevieve Smith, army nurse corps, Dubuque, Ia. to major.

Promotions to other Iowans were as follows:

Lieutenants to captain - Myra H. Heeren, army nurse corps, Creston; Charles A. Striegel, infantry, Des Moines; Edward E. Anderson, medical corps, Dubuque and Donald G. Colby, signal corps, Monona.

Second to first lieutenant -- Maryann Hughes, army nurse corps, Clear Lake; Mabel S. Heth, army nurse corps, and Hazel F. Kallenbach, women's auxiliary corps, both of Des Moines, Aletha Steen, army nurse corps, Iowa City; Isadore A. Dilley, army nurse corps, Kingsley, and Ruth M.E. Kosbau, army nurse corps, Waukon.

Source: Quad City Times, July 19, 1944