Humboldt County

Lt. Jay Porter




Iowa’s World War II Honor Roll

These Iowans, like the ones pictured in this section last Sunday, have given their lives for their country. They came from all sections of the state, from all walks of life, and they rest today in strange and far away but never-to-be forgotten places. The final line beneath each photograph tells the geographical area in which the man was serving. Additional pictures of Iowans who have been killed in combat will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 12, 1943 (photo included)

Jay Allen Porter was born Oct. 3, 1922 to Hans Peter and Louise Christina Kramer Porter. He died Nov. 1, 1943 and is buried in Union Cemetery, Humboldt, IA.

Lt. Porter was KIA over Port Morseby, New Guinea while serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II.

Sources:; World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Iowa