Cpl. Lorin J. Husted (1904-1945)

O'Brien County Bell, 31 Jan 1945, p. 1

Last Rites For Father And Son
Cpl. Husted Killed in Plane Crash; E. B. Husted Buried at Hartley

From Hartley Correspondent -

Memorial Services were held Monday [January 29] afternoon at the Hartley M. E. Church for Corp. Lorin J. Husted, only child of Ernest and Sarah Husted. Lorin was born on June 1st, 1904 at Sutherland. When he was seven days old his mother passed away leaving her tiny son for the father and grandmother to care for.

In 1907 he moved with his father and grandmother to Grant Twp. where he grew to young manhood. He attended the Sutherland school, graduating with the class of 1924. After graduation he assisted his father on the farm. Cpl. Husted was an upstanding christian, having been reared in a christian home. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge in Sioux City, serving and Noble Grand at the time of his induction. In 1933 he was employed at the Taggert Bishop Green house at Sioux City as chief florist, the position he held when called into service.

He is survived by his grandmother, one brother, Everett and five sisters, Edith Heckert, Sarah Fogelman, Mavis Jordan, Vera Pauls and Margaret Graham.

Crp. Husted was killed near Bombay, India, when his plane crashed, killing the entire crew. They were on a combat mission from the base at Calcutta, India, when the accident happened in September 1944. He was called into service Sept. 12th, 1942 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He took his basic training at Shepard Field, Texas and was later transferred to airplane mechanic school at Savannah, Ga., where he graduated. He received his Corp. rating on April 1st 1943 at Middle River, Md., after which he was chosen as flight mechanic for Military inspectors. He was in sole charge of the plane that took these inspectors to all parts of the country.

Services were in charge of the American Legion.

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