Woodbury County

Lt. Homer A. Dunn

 

 

Three Sioux Cityans Commissioned

Robert G. Haley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Haley, rural route, pictured on the left, Richard J Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carrol N. Smith, 2221 Jackson Street, center and Homer A. Dunn, son of Rev. and Mrs. George W. Dunn, 1915 Nebraska Street, right, have successfully completed the army air forces advanced flying school training at Williams field, Chandler, Ariz. and have been commissioned second lieutenants in the army air corps.

Lieut. Haley is a former student of Central High School and the University of South Dakota; Lieut. Smith is a former student of Morningside College and Oshkosh State Teachers college and Lieut. Dunn is a former student of Central High School and Morningside College.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, April 20, 1944

LT. HOMER DUNN LISTED MISSING  
Son of Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Dunn Lost in Pacific

Lt. Homer A. Dunn, 20, son of Rev. and Mrs. George W. Dunn, 1915 Nebraska street, has been reported as missing in action in the Pacific area, by the War Department.

The parents were notified Thursday night.  Rev. Mr. Dunn is pastor of the First Methodist church.

According to the dispatch, which gave a few details, Lt. Dunn, a pilot of a P-47 fighter plane, has been missing since February 26.

Lt. Dunn enlisted in November, 1942, being called into service February 24, 1943.  He went overseas December 31, 1944.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 16, 1945 (photo included)

LT. HOMER DUNN LISTED MISSING
Son of Rev. and Mrs. Geo. W. Dunn, Often Visited Here

Lt. Homer A. Dunn, 20, son of Rev. and Mrs. George W. Dunn, 1915 Nebraska street, Sioux City, has been reported as missing in action by the War Department.

The parents were notified Thursday night. Rev. Mr. Dunn is pastor of the First Methodist church of Sioux City.

According to the dispatch, which gave few details, Lt. Dunn, a pilot of a fighter plane, has been missing since February 26.

He enlisted in November, 1942, and went overseas February 24, 1943.

Rev. Mr. Dunn formerly served at Struble. Mrs. Dunn is the former May Albert, a sister of Clarence and Will Albert of LeMars.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, March 19, 1945

LIEUT. HOMER DUNN OF SIOUX CITY IS REPORTED DEAD

Clarence and Will Albert of Elgin township have been notified of the death of their nephew, Lt. Homer Dunn, son of Rev. and Mrs. George W. Dunn, of Sioux City. Rev. Dunn is pastor of the First Methodist church in Sioux City.

Lt. Dunn was reported missing in action on February 26, and has now been reported dead by the War Department. He was flying a P147 in the Pacific area at the time of his disappearance and when last seen was disappearing in a cloud. Mrs. Dunn is the former Mayme Albert who was born and raised in Elgin township. Years ago Rev. Dunn was a student pastor at the Methodist church in Struble.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, June 19, 1945