Black Hawk County

Pvt. James W. Mitchell

 

 

 

Pvt. Mitchell Is Missing

Pvt. James W. Mitchell, Waterloo, has been missing in action in Luxembourg since Jan. 18, according to word received late Thursday by his wife, who with their four children, resides in Home Acres.

Private Mitchell, son of Mrs. Emma Masters, Home Acres, and J. A. Mitchell, Casebeer Heights, has been overseas with the infantry since November, 1944. Recently he had been serving with Patton’s Third army.

A former employe (sic) of the John Deere Tractor Co., he entered service in May, 1944, and received his basic training at Camp Wolters, Tex.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Friday, February 02, 1945, Page 1 (photo included)

J. W. Mitchell Was Killed in Luxembourg

Pfc. James W. Mitchell, 25, was killed in action in Luxembourg on Jan. 18, according to a telegram received Thursday by his wife who resides at 320 Blowers avenue.

Private Mitchell was previously reported missing in action on that date in a telegram received here Jan. 20.

A former employe (sic) of the John Deere Tractor Co., he entered service in May, 1944, took his basic training at Camp Wolters, Tex., and went overseas with the infantry in November, 1944. Recently he had been serving with Patton’s Third army.

He was born Apr. 13, 1919, in Arkansas City, Kan., and moved to Muscatine when a child. On Dec. 19, 1936, he married Emma Bunn, of Muscatine, at Rock Island, Ill. The couple came to Waterloo two years ago.

Surviving besides his wife are four children, James Curtis, 7, Patricia Kay, 6, Jackie William, 5, and Shirlee Jean, 3; his father, James A. Mitchell, Casebeer Heights; mother, Mrs. Clarence Masters, one brother, Roy, both of Home Acres; and one sister, Mrs. Victor Anstad, College Dale, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by one sister and twin brother.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, March 22, 1945, Page 5