Clay County

Cpl. Donald J. Jensen

 

 

 

SHORT WAVE REPORT REVEALS D. J. JENSEN GERMAN PRISONER

Missing in Action on North African Front Since Feb. 17

Mrs. Donald J. [Arlene M.] Jensen, 1541 Pennsylvania avenue northeast, received word that the name of her husband was among those broadcast from Germany as being a prisoner of war in that country.

This information was received from John R. Fike, Omaha attorney, who stated he heard the news Saturday morning from 8:15 to 8:34 o'clock on a short wave radio. The news was presented in the form of messages from the prisoners, among whom there were a number of Iowans, who have been taken prisoner in Tunisia.

The message stated that Donald Jensen, who lived in Spencer, was wounded in the neck, but that the wound was not serious. He asked that his wife write to him.

The short wave report confirmed information received by Mrs. Jensen March 7 from the adjutant general's office in Washington, D. C., that her husband had been reported missing in action in North Africa since Feb. 17.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Tuesday, April 27, 1943, Page 13 (photo included)

OUR NEIGHBORS in the SERVICE.

Spencer, Iowa--The first written communication from Donald Julius Jensen, 22, since he was taken a war prisoner by the Germans, February 17, was received in Spencer. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius P. Jensen, received two cards from him. One was dated March 26 and the other April 17. He said that he had been hit by a piece of shrapnel but was o.k. He also wrote that the treatment was good but the food light.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, August 10, 1943

MESSAGE TO RED CROSS STATES WAR PRISONER IS LIBERATED

Cpl. Donald Jensen Prisoner Since Taken in Africa in '43

A message to the local Red Cross chapter stated that Cpl. Donald J. Jensen, who had been a prisoner of war of the Germans since February, 1943, when he was reported missing in north Africa, had been liberated.

"Donald J. Jensen requests that Mrs. D. J. Jensen of 1524 Pennsylvania, be notified of his liberation," said the message received here by the Red Cross.

Cpl. Jensen was first reported missing in north Africa in March of 1943 by the war department and the following April a short wave length message heard here confirmed the information.

Cpl. Jensen’s parents live at Spencer.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, May 23, 1945, Page 11