Pottawattamie County

Carl Layne Colwell

 
 

 

MISSING

Carl Layne Colwell, motor machinist’s mate 2/c, is missing in action. He was assigned to a mine sweeper.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Sunday, October 15, 1944, Page 7

KILLED IN ACTION
Local Youth Is Listed as Dead

Motor Machinist’s Mate 2/c Carl Layne Colwell, reported missing in action since Sept. 27, has been officially listed as dead, an Association Press dispatch revealed Friday.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Colwell, the Ogden hotel, he entered the navy in Nov. 1942, he received specialized training following his boot training at Richmond, Va. Choosing active sea duty rather than additional training, he was stationed at Porto Rico on coast patrol.

He was assigned to a nine sweeper when declared missing in action.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Sunday, January 14, 1945, Page 7