O'Brien County

Lt. Jack Kelly




Our Neighbors in the Service

Sheldon, Iowa
—Cadet Jack Kelly, son of Capt. and Mrs. F.A. Kelly, formerly of Sheldon, is in the ferry command with headquarters at Washington, D.C. He is a former member of the Sheldon national guard.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 23, 1943

Soldier News

Lt. Jack Steen Kelly, only son of Major and Mrs. Fred A. Kelly of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Sheldon, was killed in flight between India and China on Sept. 1. Word was received by his aunt, Mrs. F. J. Clarke in Sheldon on Sept. 8, that he was missing in action in the flight over the “hump” on Sept. 1, but the message which arrived last week shattered all hope that there was still a possibility for his safe return. The only information received from the War Department in regard to his death was that the flight was made during adverse weather conditions.

Source: The LeMars Globe-Post, Oct. 16, 1944

Jack Steen Kelly was born May 2, 1923 to Fred Alfred and Mabel D. Steen Kelly. He died Sept. 1, 1944 and is buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Sheldon, IA.

Lt. Kelly served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was MIA/KIA on a flight between Chabua, India and Luliang, China.

Source: ancestry.com