Pottawattamie County

Sgt. Peter J. Fischer

 

TRAINING NEARLY OVER

Pvt. Peter J. Fischer soon will complete his training which will qualify him for immediate overseas duty at the army air base in Sioux City, it was announced from there Friday. Pvt. Fischer’s wife, Mrs. Gerada R. Fischer, resides at 323 Harrison street. He entered the service in May, 1943, at which time he was employed as a salesman with the Brown and Williamson Tobacco company.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday, September 15, 1944, Page 5

SGT. P. J. FISCHER REPORTED MISSING

Sgt. Pete J. Fischer has been listed as missing in action over Germany since March 18, according to a war department announcement received by his wife, Mrs. Gereda Fischer, 352 Harrison street.

The son of Mrs. Nan Jacobsen, 526 Damon street, he has been overseas for several months with the Eighth air force. Sgt. Fischer was graduated from St. Francis academy and attended Tabor college prior to entering the air force.

He was recently awarded the purple heart for a leg wound, has received the presidential unit citation award and wears the air medal to which two oak leaf clusters are attached.

Sgt. Fischer has one brother in the service, Pvt. Donald E. Fischer in the infantry at Camp Hood, Tex.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Saturday, April 08, 1944, Page 18

FORMER PRISONERS at SAN ANTONIO

Four residents of Council Bluffs, all former prisoners of war, recently reported to the AAF personnel distribution command at San Antonio, Tex., for processing prior to reassignment or return to civilian life. They are:

1st. Lt. Louis Eugene Telpner, a bombardier, 781 Madison avenue, who flew18 combat missions against the Germans before being shot down. He was overseas 20 months and wears the air medal with two oak leaf clusters.

Sgt. Duane G. Waters, 706 Third street, who flew on five combat missions as an engineer. He formerly attended Abraham Lincoln high school and worked for the Omaha News company.

Sgt. Walter A. Townsend, 216 South Twenty-eighth street, who flew as armor-gunner on a B-17.

Sgt. Peter J. Fischer, 2330 South Tenth street, was a gunner on a Flying Fortress. He attended St. Francis high school and Tabor college before enlisting in the army air corps.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, September 16, 1945, Page 2

AWAITS DISCHARGE

S. Sgt. Pete J. Fischer, previously reported missing in action over Germany, is now awaiting his discharge from the army air forces at San Antonia, Tex., according to word received here. Entering the service in June, 1943, he served in the European theater seven months. The son of Mrs. Robert M. Jacobsen, 2411 South Tenth street, he was formerly employed by the Brown and Williamson Tobacco corporation. His wife, Gerada, resides at the Tenth street address also.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, October 16, 1945, Page 6