Black Hawk County

Sgt. T. Wayne Black

 

 

T. Wayne Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Black, 306 Williston avenue, has been promoted to a technician fifth class in the infantry at Ft. Jackson, S. C. Before entering the service, he was employed by the John Deere Tractor company here.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, May 16, 1943

One Killed, Five Missing in Action in European theater of operations

War casualty lists mounted Friday in Waterloo with reports that five soldiers were missing in action and another had been killed in the European theater. The news sent the toll to 12 in two days, six having been reported missing Thursday.

Friday’s reported casualties were:
KILLED.
Pfc. Harold E. Waltemeyer, 20.
MISSING.
Staff Sgt. Clinton H. McKinney, 20.
Pfc. Robert E. Sackett, 32.
Sgt. T. Wayne Black, 24.
Sgt. Elmer J. Mormann, 26.
Pfc. Clyde L. Stitt, 22.

Sergeant Black was reported missing in action in a message received late Thursday from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Black, 306 Williston avenue.

Sergeant Black, an employee of John Deere Tractor Co., before entering service Mar. 9, 1943, trained at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and at Fort Jackson, S. C. He embarked for overseas duty in October, 1944, and arrived in France early in December. Last word received from him was written Dec. 5. He attended one year at Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, in 1935.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, January 12, 1945 (photo included)

Sgt. T. W. Black Now Prisoner in Germany

Sgt. T. Wayne Black, who was one of the Waterloo men earlier reported missing in action Dec. 16, in Germany while serving with the 106th division, has written his parents that he is now a prisoner of war in Germany.

Sergeant Black’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Black, 306 Williston avenue, received the letter Monday, written Jan. 9, stating that he was well and requesting them to send him food.

A former John Deere Tractor Co. employee, he entered service in March, 1943, trained at Ft. Jackson, S.C., joined his unit at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and went overseas in October, 1944.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, March 12, 1945 (photo included)

Sgt. Wayne Black Has Been Freed From Nazi Prison

Sgt. T. Wayne Black, a prisoner of war in Germany since December, has been liberated and will be returned to the United States in the near future, according to a telegram received Friday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Black, 306 Williston avenue.

The message informed Sergeant Black’s parents that their son will communicate with them as soon as he arrives in the United States.

Reported missing in action Dec. 16, in Germany while serving with the 106th division, he has since been a war prisoner.

A former John Deere Tractor Co. employee, he entered service in March, 1943, trained at Ft. Jackson, S. C., joined his unit at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and went overseas in October, 1944.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, April 27, 1945