O'Brien County

S/Sgt. Kenneth Rost

 

 

 

Kenneth Rost of Hartley Officially Declared Dead

Hartley, Ia.—Special: S. Sgt. Kenneth Rost, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rose, of Hartley, has been declared officially dead by the War Department.

Sgt. Rost had been missing in action since March 1, 1945, when his plane was shot down over Austria. He was a gunner on the plane.

He was graduated from Hartley high school and enlisted in April, 1943. He was on his 49th mission when shot down.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 12, 1946 (photo included)