Woodbury County

T/Sgt. John Hurlo



Awards To Two Lost In Action 
Sergeant Hurlo, of City and Bornschein, Moville; Decorated

Decorations for a Sioux Cityan and a Moville man, both recently reported missing in action, were announced by the war department Wednesday.

The two are Technical Sergeant John Hurlo, 27, son of Mrs. Alexandria Hurlo, 1713 23d street and Staff Sergeant Wilbur L. Bornschein, son of Dr. and Mrs. F.C. Bornschein, Moville.

The bronze oak leaf cluster to the air medal was awarded to Sergeant Hurlo, who was reported missing in action August 17 in the European area.

The air medal was awarded to Sergeant Bornschein, a gunner on a Flying Fortress based in England, who was reported missing in action since September 27. He had taken part in almost 50 missions over enemy territory.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 14, 1943

Central High Grad Is Prisoner of War in Germany

Reported missing in action on August 31, Technical Sergeant John Hurlo, son of Mrs. Alexander Hurlo, 1713 23d Street, is now a prisoner of war in Germany according to a telegram received October 18, following a report made by the International Red Cross.

No word has been received from him, but the mother of the pilot of the crew has contacted the family of the different members and has discovered that with the exception of one gunner who was wounded, all members of the crew landed safely, and are being held in German territory. Sergeant Hurlo, also a gunner, previously had been decorated for the part in former raids over Germany.

A graduate of Central High School, he has been overseas since April.

Corporal Mike Hurlo, a brother, is now stationed in Sicily with the coast artillery and was a member of the first landing party sent out from North Africa.

Source: Sioux City Journal, December 8, 1943