Hardin County

Lt. Wilbur Rideout




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)

Wilbur Benjamin Ridout was born Apr. 26, 1920 to Ord Nelson and Bertha Augusta Gehrke Ridout. He died Feb. 5, 1943 and is buried in Jackson Township Cemetery, Owasa, IA.

Lt. Ridout served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was KIA in Papua, New Guinea.

Source: ancestry.com