Cerro Gordo County

Pvt. Lloyd V. Hagen



GI MISSING -- Lloyd V. Hagen of Nora Springs, son of Mrs. Katrine Hagen of Nothwood, was reported missing in France Jan. 21 with the 7th army. His wife and 3 year old son live in Nora Springs. He has been overseas since October last year.

Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette, February 14, 1945 (photo included)


Pvt. Lloyd V. Hagen Leaves Wife and Son, 3

Nora Springs -- Mrs. Lloyd Hagen received an official message from the government information informing her that her husband, Pfc. Lloyd V. Hagen, 33, had been killed in action in France on Jan. 21

Pvt. Hagen entered the service April 8, 1944, and received his basic training at Camp Fannin, Texas. He went overseas in October, 1944, from the embarkation point of Fort Meade, Md., landing in England where he spent 5 days before going into France.

The Hagen family came to Nora Springs in December, 1942, from Northwood, where Mr. Hagen had been employed by the Nelson Produce company. He was employed in the Graney pool hall here, owned by his sister-in-law, until the spring of 1943, when he began work on the Henry Steidl farm. In the fall of 1943 he accepted a position at the Oliver Equipment company in Charles City and was employed there until his induction.

His wife and 3 year old son, Harley, live in Nora Springs with Mrs Hagen's sister, Mrs. Bernard Clifford. Pvt. Hagen was the youngest son of Mrs. Katrina Hagen of Northwood.

Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette, June 22, 1945 (photo included)