Kossuth County

Joseph 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.

Joseph Nurre, Ensign in the U. S. Navy Air Corps, is now on patrol duty in the Carribean Sea. Joe was born near Bancroft on May 9, 1918, and entered the service in February, 1941.

Joe volunteered for flight training in December, 1941, and received his pre-flight training at Minneapolis. He was transferred to Corpus Christi, Texas, for immediate and advanced training. Before entering the Navy, he attend the University of Minnesota, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

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