Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, June 8, 1944.

Two Missing In Action

The sad news that two more Barber county soldiers are missing in action has been received by relatives. The soldiers are S-Sgt. Ben Von Achen of Medicine Lodge and T-Sgt. Ivan L. Cushenbery of Sharon.

Word sent to Mrs. Von Achen states that her husband had been missing since April 28. He was a tail gunner on a flying fortress. He was serving in the Mediterranean area.

The news that Sgt. Cushenbery is missing came in a wire to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Cushenbery last Wednesday. The telegram said:

"The secretary of war desires me to express his deep regret that your son, Technical Sergeant Ivan L. Cushenbery has been reported missing in action since the 13th of May over Germany. If further details or other information are received you will be promptly notified."

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site! The name was spelled "Cushenbery" in the above article; the correct spelling is unknown.

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