Wednesday, July 11, 1945 pg. 10
“Former Eurekan: Killed In Action”
First Lt. Carl Sodermark, 21, who lived here when a boy with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Sodermark now living in Chicago, was killed over Germany April 1 of this year.
Lt. Sodermark piloted a Mustang reconnaissance place and had completed more than 60 missions and expected to come home soon to visit his parents and relatives in Eureka.
The pilot was near Shonau, Germany, when he radioed he was about to bail out when his ship was hit. No further word was heard and the War Department has officially registered his death.
The young airman attended Chicago schools and Wright Junior college, had worked as a machinist before enlisting in the Army Air Force in 1942. He had been more than a year overseas.
His brother, Lt. Arnold Sodermark, has returned from overseas and is a flight instructor in Louisiana. Humboldt relatives of the lieutenants are their aunt, Mrs. Martin Johnson of 2551 Williams street, cousins, Frank Olafson of Samoa and John Olafson of Eureka.