Woodbury County

Lt. Wayne J. Hoeck


Men and Women In Service

Air Cadets Willis F. Friend, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Friend, 120 Rustin Street and Wayne J. Hoeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hendricks, 1202 18th Street, are stationed at Moore field, Mission, Texas for advanced training.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 14, 1944

Lt. Wayne J. Hoeck Reported Missing  

First Lt. Wayne J. Hoeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hendriks, 1202 18th street, has been missing in action in Germany since March 16, his parents have been informed by the War Department.

The pilot of a P-47 Thunderbolt, Lt. Hoeck received a promotion to first lieutenant about a month ago.  He entered service in February, 1943, and has been overseas since October, 1944.  Lt. Hoeck has been awarded the air medal, and a presidential citation with an oak leaf cluster.

His brother, Pvt. Lowell T. Hoeck, is serving with the Third army in Germany.

A graduate of Central high school, Lt. Hoeck was employed by Albertson & Co. before entering service.  He was a Journal carrier boy.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, March 28, 1945