Black Hawk County

Pfc. Curtis Mather



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The list of Waterloo men missing in action Tuesday totaled 20, over a six-day period as two more infantry men, Pfc. Perry J. Patterson and Pfc. Howard G. Foster were reported missing while Pfc. Curtis Mather, who had been listed as missing, informed relatives he was “well and safe.”

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding Pfc. Patterson and Pfc. Foster have been omitted but may be found on their individual webpages within this site.]

Mrs. Curtis Mather, Ottumwa, Ia., telephoned her brother, James Walters, 3005 Easton avenue here, that she had received a brief letter from her husband dated Dec. 26, saying that he was unharmed and in Belgium.

He was reported last Thursday to have been missing in action since Dec. 16 in Germany, 10 days before the letter was written. Private Mather, formerly employed here by the Rath Packing Co., entered service in March, 1944. His sister, Mrs. Opal Kitterman, resides at 1001 Sycamore street.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday, January 16, 1945, Page 1 (photo included)