Woodbury County

Lt. Col. Howard B. Rew




Father, Son Both in War
Col. Howard B. Rew and Capt. Geo. R. Rew Now in Battle Zones

From an Eighth army air force station in England The Journal has received information that Lieut. Col. Howard B. Rew and his son, Capt. George R. Rew, former resident of Sioux City, now are with the United States Forces Overseas. The son is with a P-47 Thunderbolt group, providing fighter protection for the heavy bombers hitting at German war production centers, while the father is with the infantry fighting in Italy.

Capt. Rew, 23, graduated from the United States military academy at West Point, May 25, 1942 and eight days later reported for primary flight training at Helena, Ark. He went from there to Greenville, Miss, for basic training. He completed his flight training at Craig field, Ala., in December, 1942, and on February 2, 1943, was commissioned a lieutenant. On October 5, 1943, he was promoted to a captaincy.

The family lived in Sioux City many years before removing to New Orleans, where Mrs. Rew has continues to make her home since her husband and son went overseas.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, March 24, 1944