Woodbury County

Clarence J. Budden

Civilian POW


Sioux Cityan Freed From Japs; Was On Wake as a Plumber

Mr. and Mrs. Zeno Budden, 1523 Pierce street, have received a telegram from the provost marshal in Washington informing them that their son, Clarence J. Budden, has been released from a Japanese prison camp.  His physical condition was reported as good.

Clarence Budden left Sioux City June 1, 1941, to engage in plumbing work for a construction firm operating on Wake island.  He was taken prisoner when the island fell to the Japanese December 24, 1941, and was transferred to a prison camp in Japan where he was confined until the Americans took over and he was liberated.  Mr. and Mrs. Budden are expecting their son home soon.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, September 23, 1945 (photo included)