Howard County


Cpl. Arthur E. McKinstry





Eighty-five Iowans are among the remains of 2,918 Americans who lost their lives during World War II and were due to arrive from Europe aboard the U.S. Army transport, Haiti Victory, Thursday.

Armed forces dead originally interred in temporary military cemeteries in northern France, Holland, and Luxembourg are among those being brought to their homes in this country.

North Iowans in the list include the following, the next of kin being indicated with each:

Cpl. Arthur E. McKinstry; Jean A. Daughenbaugh, Cresco.

Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette, Friday, March 18, 1949

Arthur Eugene McKinstry was born May 20, 1923 to Earl C. and Jean A. McKinstry. He died Jan. 27, 1945 and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Spearfish, SD. He was initially buried in a military cemetery in Belgium.

Cpl. McKinstry served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 155th Airborne Battalion CAC, Third Army. He was KIA as a member of a glider crew in Luxembourg.