Dubuque County


Dale Joseph Tiefel



Washington, (AP)—Five Iowans who previously had been listed a prisoners of war were reported as safe Friday on a Navy casualty list.

Six other Iowans were listed as dead and two as missing.
The list included:
Safe—Pfc. Harland R. Johnson, New Sharon; Pfc. George L. McShane, Storm Lake; Pfc. Clare W. Nielsen, Rutland; Gunner’s Mate Elmer L. McFadden, Adair; and Seaman 1/c Dale J. Tiefel, Dubuque.

Dead—Fireman 2/c Glenn L. Burns, Ottumwa; Seaman 1/c Robert H. Kallansrud, Fort Dodge; Seaman 1/c Cecil L. Pickering, Ollie; Machinists’s Mate 3/c Floyd V. Turner, Atlantic; Seaman 1/c Arlo M. Link, Diagonal; and Seaman 1/c Eldon R. Noelting, Greene.

Missing—Seaman 2/c Chris A. Jensen, Sioux City, and Fire Controlman 2/c Dale M. Siefken, Rockford.

Source: Council Bluffs Nonpareil, September 22, 1945

Dale Joseph Tiefel was born Mar. 6, 1921 to Leo L. and Mary Dress Tiefel. He died Aug. 29, 2005 and is buried in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, IA.

Petty Officer Tiefel served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Houston (CA-30) and became a Japanese POW.

Source: ancestry.com