Black Hawk County

Maj. Eugene T. Seaburn

 

 

 

 

One Waterloo Man Killed, Two Missing

One Waterloo man was reported killed in action and two were added to the list of missing, in messages received by relatives Thursday.

Killed was Staff Sgt. Norman L. Venter, 24, while Maj. Eugene Seaburn, 30, and Emmette Lynn Wilson, 25, machinist’s mate first class, were missing.

Major Seaburn, had been reported missing since April 5 in Germany, where he was serving with the field artillery, a war department telegram informed his wife, Dorothy, 507 Wellington street, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn T. Seaburn, 517 Leland avenue.

Major Seaburn, who has been overseas 14 months, has been in service seven years, receiving his early training at a West Point prep school. He was called to active duty in February, 1941. A former John Deere Co. employe (sic), he is a graduate of West high school.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding S/Sgt. Venter and MM 1/C Emmette Lynn Wilson have been omitted but may be found on their individual webpages within this site.]

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, April 26, 1945, Page 1 (photo included)

Eugene Seaburn, on Missing List
Thursday, O. K.

Maj. Eugene T. Seaburn, 30, of 507 Wellington street, who Thursday was reported missing in action since Apr. 5 in Germany,is safe and now back in active duty since Apr. 10 with the field artillery, his wife, Dorothy, was informed in a telegram received here Friday.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn T. Seaburn, 517 Leland avenue, Major Seaburn has been overseas 14 months. A former John Deere Co. employe (sic) and army reserve officers, he was called to active duty in February, 1941.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Friday, April 27, 1945, Page 3