Sac County

M/Sgt. Homer Motter




Early, Ia.—M. Sgt. Homer Motter arrived home unexpectedly to spend a 21-day visit with home folks for the first time in 37 months.  Sgt. Motter was among several hundred Iowans and Nebraskans of the Seventh bombardment group in India who were among the first combat air groups to reach India.  They left the United States for overseas duty November 21, 1941. Most of Sgt. Motter’s time since leaving home has been spent in India.  He left India for home December 1, by plane. From Calcutta he flew across north Africa to South America, then up to Miami.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 3, 1945