Muscatine County

Pfc. Charles W. Jacobs





PFC Charles W. Jacobs has arrived safely somewhere in Australia, relatives here have been informed. He entered the service on May 28, 1942, and is attached to a medical battalion in the United States Army.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, May 22, 1943


Word has been received by relatives here that Cpl. Harold E. Paetz and Pfc. Charles W. Jacobs, cousins, met Dec. 7, 1944, at Leyte.

Cpl. Paetz, who is serving with an anti-aircraft artillery battalion, entered the service May 11, 1943. He received his training at Camp Callan and Fort Ord, Calif., going overseas Nov. 29, of that year. He was stationed for a time in Australia, later going to the Admiralty islands where he took part in the Battle of Los Negros. In October he was sent to the Philippines. His wife, Mrs. Donna Paetz and parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Paetz, reside at 509 Kindler avenue.

Pfc. Jacobs is serving with a medical unit. He entered the Army in April, 1942, receiving his training at Camp Grant, Ill. He was sent overseas in February, 1943, and was located at Australia and New Guinea before going to the Philippines. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Davis, of Oakland, Calif., are former residents of Muscatine.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, February 5, 1945 (photos of both soldiers included)