Black Hawk County

Lt. Harold L. Wonders

Gold Star Mother


Gold Stars Are Symbols of Mother’s Day
for Women Whose Sons Will Never Return

These mothers represent hundreds like them in Waterloo to whom Mother’s day brings memories of the sons who will never return from service in World War II. Although they join with the nation in rejoicing in the victory over Germany, they contributed more than anyone else to make V-E day a reality.

Shown above is Mrs. Harry W. Wonders, 1145 Forest avenue, mother of Second Lt. Harold L. Wonders, who was killed while serving with the army air forces near Ft. Benton, Mont., Sept 2, 1943.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, May 13, 1945, Page 6

Harold Leroy Wonders was born Dec. 29, 1919 to Harry Ward and Florence Ruby Porter Wonders. He died Sept. 2, 1943 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo, IA.