Kossuth County

S/Sgt. John Nurre


Is there any other mother in these United States who has given more to her country than has Mrs. Anna Nurre, Bancroft, whose six sons are today in the armed forces of Uncle Sam? Six sons joined up, two with the navy, two with the army air corps, one with the navy air corps, and one with the coast guard. Truly a record unequalled in this country, the state and perhaps the nation. All honor in this fine Kossuth county mother and her six boys, and what a fine credit to the community in which these boys were raised and lived, Bancroft. We print herewith the record of the six Nurre boys, the cuts and material furnished by courtesy of the Bancroft Register.

John Nurre, staff sergeant with the Army Air Corps now in England was born July 8, 1908, at Maple River, Iowa. He attended St. John’s school and Parks Air College at St. Louis, Mo. John joined the army in March, 1942, and was first stationed at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Ill. He later was graduated from the Air Mechanics School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and still later was stationed at Stinson Field, San Antonio, Tex.

Source: Algona Upper Des Moines, December 9, 1943 (photo included)