Woodbury County

T/ Sgt. Kenneth A. Class

 

 

 

 

 

Report Sioux Cityan “Seriously Injured” in European Area

Staff Sergeant Kenneth A. Class, 22, was reported to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Class, 1806 W. Sixth street, Sunday night by the War Department “as seriously wounded in action September 11 in the European area.”

However, his wife, now in Washington, was in receipt of a telegram Sunday morning from a buddy of Sergeant Class that “he was much better and not to worry.”  The Class family conversed with their daughter-in-law by telephone Sunday night.

Sergeant Class, a graduate of Central high school, left here December 29, 1941, and was inducted in Des Moines.  Trained as a turret gunner, he went overseas April 1, 1943, and landed in England, April 28.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, September 20, 1943

Purple Heart to Sioux Cityan on Bombing Mission

Because of wounds received on a bombing mission September 11 over a European area, Kenneth A. Class, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Class, 1806 W. Sixth Street, has been awarded the Purple Heart.

He also was promoted from Staff Sergeant to Technical Sergeant. He now is convalescing in a hospital in England, according to word received by his parents in a letter.

Sergeant Class is a turret gunner in a B-26 and was wounded while returning from the mission.

He is a graduate of Central High School, and enlisted in the army December 29, 1941. Before his enlistment he was a drummer in several orchestras and the Eagles band in Sioux City.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 28, 1943

IN UNIFORM

Kenneth Class, former technical sergeant in the army, has been released from military service and has returned home.  He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Class, 1806 W. Sixth street.  He was wounded in 1943 in England and his last station was Percy Jones General Hospital, Battle Creek, Mich.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 21, 1945