Winneshiek County

T/4 Robert W. Allen

 

 

Ossian Man Dies in S.W. Pacific

Ossian, Ia.—Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allen of Ossian received word Tuesday that their son, Robert W. Allen, had been killed in action in the southwest Pacific.

They had received a letter from him dated Oct. 3, only two days previous. At the time it was written, he was all right.

He was in the medical corps. He had a Master’s degree in science from the University of Michigan in 1936, and had been a botanist with the civil service in Blackwater national game refuge, Cambridge, Md.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, October 21, 1943

IOWA HONOR ROLL

These Iowans, like the many carried here in previous Honor Roll listings, have given their lives for their country. Each one was either killed in actual combat or died in prison camp. The fourth line beneath each photograph indicates the war area in which the Iowan was serving. Additional pictures will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The  Des Moines Register, Sunday, February 6, 1944  (photo included)

BODIES OF IOWA VETS RETURNED
North Iowans Among Yanks on Transport


Remains of 4,459 Americans who lost their lives during World War II are being returned to San Francisco from Manila aboard the United States Army Transport Lt. George W. G. Boyce, the department of the army announced Monday.

Armed forces dead originally interred in temporary military cemeteries in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands are among those being brought to this country.

A total of 110 remains are being returned upon instructions of next of kin residing in Iowa.

North Iowans in the list include the following:
T/4 Robert W. Allen, Ossian.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, June 1, 1948

NOTE: Buried Bloomfield Cemetery, Winneshiek County, Iowa.

Tombstone reads:
Sgt. Robert W.
1913-1943
Technician, World War II