Emmet County

Pvt. Wayne W. Dale



Armstrong, Iowa:

Private Wayne Dale of Fort Bliss, Texas arrived for a visit with his mother, Mrs. R.B. Felkey. He recently was transferred from 31 months service on Kodiak Island, off the Alaskan coast to his parent’s address of Fort Bliss. Private Dale left for Fairbanks with a National Guard unit in 1941 and this was his first furlough.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 4, 1944

North Iowans Among Bodies on Way Home

Washington—Among the bodies of 4,384 World War II dead due to arrive from Europe aboard the U. S. Army transport, Barney Kirschbaum, are 76 Iowans, according to announcement by the department of the Army.

Armed forces dead originally interred in temporary military cemeteries in France, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg are among those being brought back to this country.

North Iowans in the list include the following, together with the next of kin:

Pvt. Orval R. Alden; Milton L. Alden, Thornton.
Pvt. Wayne W. Dale; Mrs. Nettie D. Felkey, Armstrong.
Pfc. Neil L. Gilbertson; Jane Gilbertson, Burr Oak.
Pfc. Royal A. Jacobs; Hezzie R. Jacobs, Rudd.
1st Lt. Alan R. Jacobson; Chris Jacobson, Britt.
Sgt. William L. Monroe; Lloyd E. Monroe, Estherville.
1st Lt. Robert L. Sill; Nina S. Christopher, Eagle Grove.
S/Sgt. Edwin E. Sowles; Mrs. Mary F. Sowles, Mason City.
2nd Lt. Robert L. Van Horn; Carl C. Van Horn, Hampton.
1st Lt. Jens T. Weiby, Jr.; Jens T. Weiby, Sr., Armstrong.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, December 29, 1948

Wayne W. Dale was born May 27, 1921 to Lewis Warren and Nettie Waltman Dale. He died Apr. 7, 1945 and is buried in Armstrong Grove Cemetery, Emmet County, IA.

Pvt. Dale served in World War II with the U.S. Army 310th Infantry, 78th Lightning Division and was KIA in Germany.

Source: ancestry.com