Pottawattamie County

2nd Lt. Joseph F. Wilson

 

PROMOTED

Pvt. Joseph F. Wilson, whose mother, Mrs. C. J. Wilson lives at 1008 Eighth avenue, has been promoted to corporal. He is serving as a squad leader with the 3rd Infantry Division of the 5th army in Italy.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Friday, February 25, 1944, Page 5

CITED BY REGIMENT

S. Sgt. Joseph F. Wilson, 1008 Eighth avenue, has been cited by his regiment of the 3rd infantry with the fifth army in Italy and has been awarded the combat infantryman’s badge for participation in combat with the enemy on the Italian front.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Friday, September 22, 1944, Page 7

KILLED IN ACTION

2nd Lt. Joseph F. Wilson, 29, was killed in action with the 7th army in France Dec. 16, his mother, Mrs. Charles J. Wilson, 1008 Eighth avenue, has been notified by the war department.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Tuesday, January 16, 1945, Page 6

Memorial Mass for Lt. Wilson

Msgr. Jams P. Danahey will celebrate mass for 2nd Lt. Joseph F. Wilson, 29, at 8 a. m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at St. Francis Xavier’s Catholic church.

Lt. Wilson, son of Mrs. Charles J. Wilson, 1008 Eighth avenue, was killed in action with the seventh army in France Dec. 16, his family was informed this week.

A veteran of the Italian campaign and North African campaign, he had been overseas since Oct. of 1942. Wearer of the bronze star, he was a graduate of St. Francis academy.

Besides his mother, Lt. Wilson is survive by three brothers, Bernard Wilson of Los Angeles, Calif., Charles Wilson of San Francisco, Calif., Pvt. Donald Wilson at Berkeley, Tex.; five sisters, Mrs. Arthur Jensen of Council Bluffs, Mrs. Wayne Osborne of Council Bluffs, Mrs. Lester Grandmeier of Hooper, neb., Mrs. Frank Connelly, and Mrs. W. E. Hall of Chicago.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Monday, January 15, 1945, p. 11