Polk County

Lt. Edward Hagen

Robert H. Hagen, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hagen, 1516 Twenty-fifth st., has been promoted from petty officer, first class to an ensign in the navy. Ensign Hagen has been on duty in the office of head of naval operations at Washington D.C., after having served four years aboard the flagship Tennessee and several months in the navy enlistment office at Los Angeles, Cal.

Two brothers also recently received promotions, Edward Hagen, navy pilot, has been promoted to a lieutenant.  Pacific naval bomber squadron base, James Hagen, stationed at St. Louis, Mo., was given a sergeant’s rating.

Source: Des Moines Tribune, Thursday, March 9, 1944 (photo included)