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WWII Prisoner Of War

12 Iowans Held Prisoner By Axis

Washington - Names of 12 Iowa soldiers who are held prisoner by the axis nations were announced by the war department yesterday. The war department said next of kin had been notified in every case.

They were:

Interned by Japan at an unstated camp:

Corp. Glen C. Bostedt, son of Mrs. Martha A. Bostedt, Council Bluffs.

Interned by Italy:

First Sgt. Daryl G. Betten, son of Mrs. Cora Betten, Sibley.
Sgt. Frederick W. Bryson, Mrs. Frederick W. Bryson, wife, Villisca.
Sgt. George A. Chmelicek, son of Mrs. Marie L. Chmelicek, Cedar Rapids.
Sgt. Darrel E. Christensen, son of Edward A. Christensen, Lost Nation.
Pvt. Jerry J. Ellerbroek, son of Jerry E. Ellerbroek, Sibley.
PFC Earl L. Hardy, son of Mrs. Mary A. Kirby, Winterset.
Corp. Arthur C. Leistikow, son of Carl Leistikow, Monona.
Sgt. Russell S. McMains, son of Arlie R. McMains, Lorimor.
Corp. Everett E. Marmion, son of Mrs. Rose Z. Marmion.
Sgt. Clark A. Miles, husband of Mrs. Fae Miles, Council Bluffs
Staff Sgt. John P. Ondrejka, son of John Ondrejka, Ft. Dodge.

[Daily Times Herald (Carroll, IA), published Monday, April 26, 1943; submitted by Jim Dezotell]

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