Cedar County

Pfc. William H. Thumma




Iowa Honor Roll

These Iowans, like those pictured here on previous Sundays, have given their lives for their country. They were fatally wounded in combat or died in prison camps. The fourth line under each name designates the war area in which the man last served.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, March 5, 1944 (photo included)

William Howard “Howard" Thumma was born Aug. 11, 1915 to Jacob Levi and Ethel Mae Burkholder Thumma. He died Feb. 15, 1943 and is buried in West Branch Cemetery, West Branch, IA.

Pvt. Thumma served in World War II with the U.S. Army 13th Armored Regiment and was KIA in North Africa.

Source: ancestry.com