Adair County

S/Sgt. Donald K. Fillman





Word that their son, Second Lieutenant Robert W. Fillman, 20, is a German prisoner of war was received Thursday by Mr. and Mrs. L.O. Fillman, 663 1/2 Seventeenth st. He previously had been reported missing.

He was a navigator on a Flying Fortress which was downed March 16. Six members of the crew were interned in Switzerland.

Lieutenant Fillman was graduated from the Stuart, Ia., high school in 1942, entered the service in 1943 and went overseas in December of 1943.

Two other brothers are in the service. Staff Sergeant Donald K. Fillman, who was recently wounded in action over Europe, and Pvt. Richard D. Fillman of Sioux Falls, S.D.

The family formerly lived at Stuart. The parents now are working a the Solar Aircraft Co in Des Moines.

Source: The Des Moines Register, June 30, 1944