Kossuth County

T/Sgt. Paul Garman





Sgt. Paul Garman gave his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Garman, a pleasant surprise when he walked in the house Monday noon to spend a 10 day furlough. He came from an air base at Salt Lake City, Utah, where he had gone Oct. 5, having graduated from a gunnery course at Tyndall Field. He hadn't been home on furlough for more than a year.

Cpl. Lou Garman is at Fort Benning, Ga.

Source: The Algona Upper Des Moines, October 21, 1943

T-Sgt. Paul Garman, Wesley, Reported Missing In Action

Wesley: Mr. and Mrs. August Garman received official word last week that their son, Tech. Sgt. Paul Garman is missing in action over Germany since Sept. 11. Paul had received this rating about Sept. 1 and also an air medal which he sent home. It was for meritorious achievement while participating in sustained bomber combat operating over Germany and German occupied countries. He had been a bombardier and on his last mission he was first engineer.

Cpl. Lou Garman, another son, is in a tank battalion and is in England.

Source: The Algona Upper Des Moines, October 3, 1944

CITED POSTHUMOUSLY -- Mr. and Mrs. August Garman of Wesley received a letter together with the purple heart awarded posthumously to their son, T/Sgt. Paul Garman, 26, of the air corps, who gave his life in the defense of his country. His death occurred Sept. 11. Paul was engineer and a gunner on a B-17.

Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette, February 21, 1945 (photo included)