Muscatine County

Pfc. Robert R. Womochel

 

 

Robert Womochel Listed Missing in France Area

Pfc. Robert Womochel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Womochel, of Moline, Ill., former Muscatine residents, has been reported missing in action in France since Sept. 4. He was sent overseas with an infantry replacement unit several weeks ago and had apparently been sent immediately into action.’’Pfc. Womochel is a nephew of Mrs. Fred Van Zyl, Sr., Mrs. Charles Fish and Mrs. William Schoenig, all of Muscatine.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, September 20, 1944

LIST OF MISSING IN ACTION GREW IN 1944
Among those from this area who have been listed as missing in action in official dispatches to next of kin, and upon casualty lists of the armed services, are:

PFC. ROBERT WOMOCHEL—Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Womochel, of Moline, former Muscatine residents, Pfc. Robert Womochel was reported missing in action in France since Sept. 4, 1944. He was sent overseas with an infantry replacement unit several weeks.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, Friday, December 29, 1944

Pfc. R. Womochel Killed in Action, Relatives Learn

Private First Class Robert R. Womochel, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Womochel of 1224 18th street, Moline, Ill., formerly of Muscatine, was killed in action in France on Sept. 4, 1944, according to word Tuesday from the War Department. He had previously been listed as missing in action on that date. The message came to his wife, the former Edith Scott, of Moline.

PFC. Womochel entered the army in November, 1943, and trained at Camp Shelby, Miss.

Besides his parents and his wife, a brother, Howard Womochel of Lansing, Mich., and his grandmother, Mrs. Dora Ruble of Deer Creek, Ill., survive.

PFC. Womochel was a nephew of Mrs. William Schoenig, Mrs. Charles Fish, and Mrs. Fred Van Zyl, of Muscatine, and Mrs. Frank McEvoy of near Muscatine.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, April 18, 1945

140 Have Made Supreme Sacrifice in Muscatine Area In War Against Axis Powers; Many Reported Wounded

The names of those who have made the supreme sacrifice in World War No. 2, compiled from records maintained by The Journal, follow:

Pfc. Robert R. Womochel, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Womochel, Moline, Ill., formerly of Muscatine, killed in action Sept. 4, 1944 in France.

Source: Muscatine Journal, Victory in Europe Edition, May 7, 1945