Hamilton County

S/Sgt. Charles Harold Conklin




W. C. Soldier Reported As Missing in Germany March 27.

Staff Sgt. Charles Conklin of this city has been missing in action in Germany since March 27, relatives here have been notified by the war department.

The sergeant, brother of Mrs. Elston Segar, Mrs. K. W. Wright and Miss Leone Conklin of this city, was attached to the 53rd armored division and had been overseas since last September.

A graduate of the Webster City schools, Sergeant Conklin made his home for several years with Mr. and Mrs. Segar. He had been in service for two years and was stationed at Ft. Meade, Md, before going overseas.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, April 16, 1945


Ivan Evans, Chas. Conklin Liberated From Nazi Camps.

Two more servicemen from this community have been liberated from German prison camps, relatives in Webster City have been notified.

Pfc. Ivan Evans Iowa National Guardsman who was captured more than two years ago in the battle of Faid Pass in North Africa, has been freed from nazi control, his wife, the former Lauretta Callery, has been notified by the Red Cross.

Evans went into the service from Waterloo in 1941.

Staff Sgt. Charles H. Conklin, who was captured March 27 in Germany, has been liberated and is in an English hospital for treatment, his sisters, Miss Leone Conklin, Mrs. Elston Segar and Mrs. K. A. Wright, have been advised.

Sergeant Conklin was serving with the armored infantry on the western front when captured.

Source: Webster City Freeman, Webster City, IA - May 24, 1945


According to a dispatch received by the Freeman-Journal from the public relations office at the army’s redistribution station, Hot Springs, Ark., S. Sgt. Charles H. Conklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Conklin of this city, has been awarded the purple heart medal for combat wounds received in Germany. A veteran of the Fourth armored division and a former prisoner of war, the sergeant was awarded the medal by Col. John P. Wheeler, station commander.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, September 25, 1945

Charles Harold Conklin, Staff Sgt. U.S. Army - MIA/POW

Charles Harold Conklin was born June 27, 1920 to James L. and V. Pearl Northrop Conklin. He died June 14, 2001, Anne Arundel, MD.

Sgt. Conklin was reported missing in action in Germany March 27, 1945. He was a prisoner of war of the Germans for 35 days. 

He was awarded the purple heart medal for combat wounds received in Germany. He was with the Fourth armored division.

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA