Kossuth County

Harold Felter

 

 

 

DOZENS HERE IN JAP ATTACK AREA

SIX IN ATTACK AREA.

In the thick of the battle at Pearl Harbor was William Turner, son of Mrs. Jessie Turner. Harold Felter, formerly of Irvington, is in the air corps at a field bombed there. Robert J. Ditsworth is on the Portland, a ship stationed at Pearl Harbor.

Thomas Wagner, St. Joe, has been stationed on the West Virginia battleship reported sunk in the first attack at Pearl Harbor. On the California there is Ferdinand Koppen and Arnold Becker, both of Lakota, and this ship was also recently stationed at Pearl Harbor.

Edward Klein, St. Joe, is reported a member of the crew of the Oklahoma battleship reported set afire by Japanese bombs and possibly lost.

Source: Kossuth County Advance, December 9, 1941

Ditsworths Hear From Son in Hawaii

A letter received the first of the week by Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Ditswworth of this city, greatly relieved the anxiety as to the whereabouts of their son, Harold Felter, with the U. S. Navy on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Since the Japanese attack upon the harbor, Dec. 7th, no report of any kind had been made upon the Algona boy. Harold’s letter stated that he was enjoying the best of health, and he extended the Season’s Greeting to his parents.

Source: Algona Upper Des Moines, January 6, 1942

IRVINGTON IS PROUD OF ARMY AND NAVY BOYS

Irvington, Feb. 4—There are now Irvington boys in the Army and Navy in many parts of the world.

Two other Irvington youths in the service are Harold Felter, son of Mrs. Edw. Ditsworth, and Jos. DeWinter, son of Mrs. Ralph Lage.  When last heard from Felter was still at Hickam Field, Island of Oahu, where he witnessed the Japanese attack.  De Winter enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Source: Kossuth County Advance, February 5, 1942