Woodbury County

S/Sgt. John F. Foley



Private John F. Foley, who is stationed in the infantry at Camp Barkeley, Texas, is spending a 15-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Foley, 1715 Lakeport road.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, May 8, 1943

Private First Class John F. Foley of Fort Dix, New Jersey, is spending a 14-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Foley, 1715 Lakeport road, and with his sister, Mrs. Arthur Jones, 1718 S. Clinton street.  A brother, Corporal Francis H. Foley, is stationed at Camp White, Oregon.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, January 18, 1944


Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Foley, 3524 Ridge avenue, have received a telegram from the adjutant general in Washington, advising them that their son, Sgt. John Foley, was wounded seriously in action in France, September 8.  The Foleys were told that they would be informed as reports of their son’s condition were received.  Sgt. Foley also participated in the invasion of France on D-day after which he was hospitalized one month, but the family received word that he had returned to active duty August 21.

The Foleys have a son, Cpl. Francis Foley, stationed at Fort Riley, Kan.  Another son, Pvt. Leo Foley, was wounded in the battle of Kasserine Pass and died two weeks later in a hospital at Constantine, North Africa, in April, 1943.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, Friday, September 22, 1944


S. Sgt. John F. Foley was reported missing in action while serving with the 90th infantry division in Germany since February 8, according to a telegram received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Foley, 3524 Ridge avenue.  The family will be notified if further details are available, the telegram stated.

Sgt. Foley entered the Army two and one-half years ago and has been overseas since last February.  He participated in the D-day invasion of France and was wounded September 8.  Following hospitalization in France and England, he returned to action in December.  He also has seen action in Holland, Belgium and Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Foley had two other sons in the service.  Pvt. Leo Foley was killed in action in Africa, April 26, 1943.  Sgt. Francis Foley is stationed at Fort Riley, Kan.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, February 25, 1945

WWII Prisoners of War, 1941-1946

Name John Foley
Res State Iowa
Report Date 8 Feb 1945
Latest Report Date 23 May 1945
Grade Staff Sergeant
Service Branch Army
Arm or Service Infantry
Area Served European Theatre: Germany
Detaining Germany
Camp 023
Status Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
Report Source Individual has been reported through sources considered official.