Woodbury County

T/Sgt. Robert J. Rasmussen








Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rasmussen, 1608 W. Fifth street, received a V-mail letter Thursday morning from their son, T. Sgt. Robert J. Rasmussen, stating that he had been released as a German prisoner of war and is now in a hospital in France. The letter was dated April 18. Sgt. Rasmussen, a radio gunner on a Flying Fortress, had been reported missing since November 21, 1944.

The last word received by Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen concerning their son came from the War Department about a month ago. The notification said that Sgt. Rasmussen’s plane was shot down over Leipzig, Germany, and that nine men were seen parachuting from the plane.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 26, 1945 (photo included)