Mitchell County

Lt. John R. Martin


Five Iowa Fliers Given DFC Award

WASHINGTON, D. C.  (AP) – Five Iowa fliers, members of the 9th air force, have been awarded the distinguished flying cross for participation in 25 combat missions against the coast of France, the war department announced Friday.

They were Lt. Col. Thomas M. Seymour, Dubuque [Dubuque Co.]; Lt. Dwight W. Edwards, Ottumwa [Wapello Co.]; Lt. John R. Martin, Osage [Mitchell Co.]; 2nd Lt. Evan R. Bruner, Des Moines [Polk Co.]; and S. Sgt. Rue J. Farnum, Sumner [Bremer Co.].

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Friday, March 31, 1944, Page 2