Polk County

S/Sgt Willard O. Simpson

 

 

FOUR IOWANS REPORTED MISSING IN ACTION
Washington D. C. –(AP)—Four Iowans were reported missing in action in the European area Saturday by the War Department. Those missing were Second Lt. Wayne L. Buck, Washta; First Lt. Norbert D. Koll, Mapleton; Tech. Sgt. James V. Shaw, Estherville; and Staff Sgt. Willard O. Simpson, Des Moines.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, June 13, 1943

FIVE IOWA SOLDIERS KILLED in ACTION

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (AP)—Names of five Iowans killed in action in the Asiatic, European and north African (including Sicily) were announced today by the War Department.

Second Lt. Richard E. Mallette, Atlantic, was killed in the Asiatic area; Sgt. Willard O. Simpson, Des Moines and first Lt. Jay R. Sterling, Sioux City, in the European; and Cpl. Arthur P. Clemitson, Graettinger, and Second Lt. John A. Wilbois, Jr., of Des Moines, in the North African areas.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, October 11, 1943
Source: Creston News Advertiser, October 11, 1943