Woodbury County


Priv. Dale Timmerman



Oto Soldier Is Held by Nazis, Parents Learn

Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Timmerman, Oto, Iowa have received a telegram from the war department stating that their son, Private First Class Dale M. Timmerman, is a prisoner of the German government. Private Timmerman had been reported missing in action February 17. His cousin, Devon Hahn, formerly a student at Morningside College, also has been reported missing.

Private Timmerman was a member of the Sioux City national guard and was in the first contingent that went overseas.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 1, 1943

War Department Confirms Youth Is Nazi Prisoner

The parents of Technician Devon W. (“Gus”) Hahn, 24, have received official confirmation from the War Department that the Sioux City youth was being held as a prisoner of war by the Germans.

In April the parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Hahn, 1230 S. Cecelia street, received about 20 cards and letters from persons in the east who had intercepted a short wave message from Germany in which Devon sent greetings and said he was at the time on the way to a German camp.

Earlier this month a cousin of the Sioux City youth, Private Dale Timmerman of Oto, wrote from Germany that they were interned in the same camp.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 16, 1943