Owen M. Haugen

Missing in Action
Staff Sergeant Owen M. Haugen, Waist Gunner on an Army Liberator Bomber, has been missing in action over Germany since March 23, according to a telegram received by his mother, Mrs. Nellie B. Haugen, 216 Platt Street.

News dispatches, covering March 23 air activities, told of American bombers, based in England, bombing scattered areas in Germany on that day, including Brunswick, Werl, 40 miles from Essen, and points in western Germany.

Sergeant Haugen entered the service on December 9, 1942 and received his basic training at Clear Water, FL. He then attended the Technical Air Force School at Panama City, FL, from which he was graduated in June last year.

He had already received the Air Medal.

Sergeant Haugen was a graduate of the senior high school here. There are two brothers, Maurice, who is employed at the book store, and Roger, who is attending school.

Sgt. O. M. Haugen Prisoner of War
A telegram from the War Department at Washington, DC, announcing that her son, Staff Sergeant Owen M. Haugen, U. S. Army Air Corps, previously reported missing in action over Germany on March 23 was a prisoner of war of the German government, was received today by Mrs. Nell B. Haugen, 216 Platt Street.

Staff Sergeant Haugen was a gunner on a Liberator B-24.

Since receiving the report some time ago, that her son was missing in action, Mrs. Haugen had been advised by telegrams and by postcard from persons along the Atlantic Seaboard that they had heard her son broadcast over the German radio that he was a prisoner, but this was the first official advice she had received to that effect.