Adams County

Sgt. Burton B. Maeder

 

Two More Killed In Action

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Maeder, residing north of Nevinville, last Saturday were notified by the War Department that their son, Sgt. Burton B. Maeder, had been killed in action on Luzon April 11, 1945. Sgt. Maeder was inducted into the Cavalry May 6, 1942 and trained at Ft. Bliss and Ft. Riley. He went overseas in May, 1943 and was serving with the 7th Cavalry of the First Division. His outfit was the first into Manila and took part in the liberation of the Jap prison camp there some weeks ago. He also served on Leyte and New Guinea.

Sgt. Maeder was born May 8, 1918 in Cass county. He lived at Massena while going to high school and was employed at the Slocum store. He was employed in Milwaukee before going into the service. Two brothers are also in the service. Vern Maeder recently returned from Europe after completing his flying missions as a bomber waist gunner. Jack Maeder is with the U. S. army in Germany.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, May 03, 1945, Page 1

Obituaries

SGT. BURTON B. MAEDER

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Maeder, residing north of Nevinville, were notified April 28 by the War Department that their son, Sgt. Burton B. Maeder, had been killed in action on Luzon, April, 11, 1945. Sgt. Maeder was inducted into the Cavalry May 5, 1942, and trained at Ft. Bliss and Ft. Riley. He went overseas in May, 1943, and was serving with the 7th Cavalry of the First Division. His outfit was the first into Manila and took part in the liberation of the Jap prison camp there some weeks ago. He also served on Leyte and New Guinea.

Sgt. Maeder was born May 8, 1918, in Cass county, the family residing near Massena. Burt attended high school in Corning for one year, and completed his work in Massena, graduating from the high school there. He was employed in the Slocum store and later went to Milwaukee, where he was employed at the time he was called to military service.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his parents; three brothers, Earl at home, S. Sgt. Vern Maeder, recently returned from completing missions over Europe, now at Laredo, Texas; and Cpl. Jack Maeder, now with the U. S. Army in Europe; four sisters, Mrs. Melvin Lentz, Hillsboro , North Dakota; Mrs. Maurice Kembery; Mary Ann Maeder, at home; and Ilene Maeder of Corning.

Mass was celebrated at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Orient, Saturday morning, May 5th at 9:30 a. m. with Father O’Leary, the pastor, officiating. The final military salute was given by the American Legion after the service.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, May 10, 1945, Page 6