Mitchell County

Staff Sgt. Reuben Perau



News About Men in Service From Over Northeast Iowa

ST. ANSGAR—Staff Sgt. Reuben Perau, waist gunner on one of the Eighth air force Flying Fortresses, and son of Mrs. Elsie Perau of St. Ansgar, has written his mother that he holds a Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air medal with three Oak Leaf clusters, that he has participated in some of the longest Eighth air force heavy bombings of recent months, recently completing his twenty-fifth heavy bombing assault on Germany and the occupied countries of Nazi Europe.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Sunday, Nov. 7, 1943