Pottawattamie County

Pfc. William L. Lindsey


Oakland Youth Killed in Action
OAKLAND – Mrs. John Thayer has received word from the war department informing her that her son, Pvt. William Lindsey had been killed in action in Germany March 16. An earlier telegram stated that he was missing. He had been overseas since January. Pvt. Lindsey was inducted into service in August, 1944, and received his training in Texas.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Sunday, April 10, 1945, Page 6

Return War Dead Here for Burial
List Includes Six Pottawattamie Men

Bodies of six Pottawattamie county war dead, four from Council Bluffs and one each from Walnut and Oakland, have been returned to the United States aboard the army transport Carroll Victory from Europe.

Oakland Man

Pvt. William Lindsey, 24, was killed in action in Germany March 16, 1945. He was the son of Mrs. John Thayer of Oakland and attended a country school near Oakland. He entered the army in August, 1944. Survivors are: his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Thayer of Oakland; four half-brothers, George Dennis, Merle and Darwin Thayer, all at home; one half-sister, Luella Thayer, at home; and his grandmother, Mrs. John Wolcott of Oakland. The body will be shipped to the Vieth mortuary of Oakland. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery, Washington township.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Wednesday, November 17, 1948, Page 16

S. W. Iowa Deaths
Pfc. William L. Lindsey.

OAKLAND – Funeral services for Pfc. William L. Lindsey, 23, were held Thursday at the Vieth funeral home at Oakland. The Rev. Ivo G. Randels officiated. Burial was in Fairview cemetery in Washington township. The American Legion conducted graveside rites.

Pfc. Lindsey was killed in action March 16, 1945, at Saarbrucken, German. He entered service Aug. 16, 1944, and went overseas with the 275th infantry regiment.

Survivor is his mother.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Monday, December 10, 1948, Page 16