Emmet County

Capt. Homer Gregory Judd



Marine Flier Died In Crash
Capt. Homer Judd, Estherville, Trinity Graduate, Killed

Capt. Homer Gregory Judd, 25, of Estherville, Iowa, a graduate of Trinity College here in 1939, was killed Sunday in a night flight at Deland, Florida, where he had been serving as a marine air corps instructor.

Word of his death was received Monday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Judd of Estherville. Funeral services will be held at Estherville Saturday morning.

Survivors include the widow, his parents and one sister, Olive, in government service in Washington.

A veteran of 18 months of service in the South Pacific war theater, Capt. Judd was returned to this country last summer after he had become ill with malaria. Since that time he had been an instructor in Florida. He was among the first American to enter the Guadalcanal battle and piloted a dive bomber at that time.

Born in Estherville, February 15, 1918, Capt. Judd attended Estherville High School, the junior college there and Creighton University at Omaha before enrolling at Trinity College.

Capt. Judd and Miss Ida Baker of Oelwein were married August 24, 1943, at Oelwein and had lived at Jacksonville, Florida since.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, November 30, 1943