Woodbury County

Sgt. Roy W. Bettis


Central High Graduate Was on B-24 Liberator

Sgt. Roy W. Bettis, 22, formerly listed as missing in action, is now reported killed in action September 9, 1944, over Mainz, Germany, according to notification received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer A. Bettis, 515 W. 15th street.

Sgt. Bettis, a graduate of Central high school, was employed by Johnson Biscuit company prior to entering the service September 2, 1943. He received his gunner’s wings at Laredo, Tex., and reported for duty in England last June where he was stationed with a B-24 Liberator group in the Ninth air force.

Survivors besides his parents, include a sister, Lucille, and a brother, Arthur jr., both at home.  Another sister, Mrs. John V. Larson, is living in Belton, Tex.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, March 27, 1945 (photo included)