Black Hawk County

Pfc. Harold E. Waltemeyer

Marshall County


One Killed, Five Missing in Action in European theater of operations

War casualty lists mounted Friday in Waterloo with reports that five soldiers were missing in action and another had been killed in the European theater. The news sent the toll to 12 in two days, six having been reported missing Thursday.

Friday’s reported casualties were:
Pfc. Harold E. Waltemeyer, 20.
Staff Sgt. Clinton H. McKinney, 20.
Pfc. Robert E. Sackett, 32.
Sgt. T. Wayne Black, 24.
Sgt. Elmer J. Mormann, 26.
Pfc. Clyde L. Stitt, 22.

Private Waltemeyer was killed on Dec. 12 in a glider crash over Newbury, England, while on a routine flight.

Overseas since August, 1944, he had made his home with his aunt, Mrs. Albert Krausman, at 917 West 11th street, while employed at the Rath Packing Co., a year before entering service in April, 1943. He trained at Camp McCall, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Waltemeyer, reside in Gilman, Ia.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, January 12, 1945 (photo included)

Pvt. Harold Eugene Waltemeyer was born Oct. 8, 1924 to Clair Elbert and Helen Irene Hite Waltemeyer. He died Dec. 12, 1944 and is buried in Prairie View Cemetery, Gilman, IA.