Sioux County

Leland F. Hemmingson


Our Neighbors In Service

Ireton, Iowa – Announcement was received here of the graduation of LeLand F. Hemmingson at Frederick army airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma, as a pilot in the army air force. He graduated as a flight officer. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hemmingson, were former Ireton residents and now make their home at Bremerton, Washington. Leland was graduated from Ireton Public High School as salutatorian of the 1941 class. His brother, Robert, serving with the navy, is now at Bremerton after reassignment to a new ship, following the sinking of the aircraft carrier, the Ommaney Bay, on which he was serving.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, April 19, 1945 (photo included)

Leland Francis “Lee" Hemmingson was born June 14, 1924 to Alfred S. and Louise J. Schmedhans Hemmingson. He died May 1, 2015 and is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ireton, IA.

2nd Lt. served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying a B-25 “Mitchell” medium bomber.