Osceola County

Lt. James D. Harbers




Ashton, Ia.—Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Harbers of Ashton received word through the International Red Cross that their son, Second Lt. James D. Harbers, was killed in action August 7, over France. Pilot of a Mustang P-51 fighter plane, he was previously reported missing in action. He was with a squadron that had received the presidential citation. He has been in the service since September, 1942, and received his training at various fields in the United States before being sent to England. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are a sister, Pauline, a cadet nurse at Fullerton, Cal., and a brother, Lawrence, at home.

Source: Sioux City Journal, January 30, 1945