Sioux County

Lt. Dave Vermeer

Born 15 Mar 1924
Died 18 Mar 1945
The tombstone for David E. Vermeer in Memory Gardens, Sioux Center, IA. states that he was buried in Liege, Belgium.

 

 

NEWS OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM.

The sons of Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Vermeer, of Sioux Center, who recently were home on leaves have these new addresses: 2nd Lt. David E. Vermeer, Sec. K, A.A.B., Lincoln, Nebr.  Lt. Bernard E. Vermeer, Lockhorne A.A.B., Columbus, Ohio.

Source:  Sioux Center News, January 25, 1945

Lt. Dave Vermeer Missing In Action

Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Vermeer received a telegram from the War Department on Friday morning that their son Lt. Dave was missing in action since the 18th of March, somewhere in Germany after a raid over Berlin at which time 25 planes were lost.

Dave left for the service in February of 1943 and left for active overseas service the early part of Feb. of this year.  He was with the 557th Div. of the 8th Army air corps with headquarters stationed in England.  As far as it is known this was his 7th mission.

The News joins their many friends in sincerely hoping that Mr. and Mrs. Vermeer will soon receive word concerning their son’s safety.

Source: The Sioux Center News, Thursday, April 12, 1945

MISSING IN ACTION

Sioux Center:  Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Vermeer received the message from the War Department Friday morning that their son, Lt. Dave Vermeer, was missing in action since the 18th of March.

He is the youngest of the three Vermeer brothers in the service, and left for overseas only a few months ago.

Source: The Sioux County Capital, Orange City, Iowa, April 12, 1945 (photo included)