Linn County

Pvt. Harold Owens





Sgt. O. Owens, West Liberty, Missing; Brother Prisoner

West Liberty—Technical Sergeant Orian G. Owens, of West Liberty, son of George H. Owens, of Lisbon, Ia., has been reported missing in action since Jan. 11, 1944, following a raid over Germany, according to official word received by his father. Sgt. Owens was serving as an engineer on a U. S. bomber. Sgt. Owens has been in the service since August, 1942, when he left here with a Muscatine county contingent. He has been overseas since September, 1943.

A brother of Sgt. Owens, Harold Owens, has been reported a prisoner of war since March, 1943, and he has two other brothers, Lawrence Owens of Iowa City and Gaylord Owens, of Lone Tree.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, January 28, 1944

Lone Tree:
Was Held Prisoner.

Pvt. Harold Owens, of Lisbon, has been visiting the past week with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Krueger. Pvt. Owens, who was a prisoner of war in Italy for several months recently received an honorable discharge. A brother, Sgt. Orian Owens, has been missing in action since Jan. 1944, on an air raid over Germany, from England. Both are nephews of Mrs. Frank Krueger, of this place.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, February 6, 1945