This March 18, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 5:
PARENTS RECEIVE WORD THAT SON IS MISSING IN ACTION
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Buckley of Crown Point, formerly of Lowell, have received word that their son, Lieut. Earl Buckley, 29, is reported missing in action.
Lieut. Buckley was born east of Lowell, when his parents lived here. He attended Lowell grade school a few years and finished in Crown Point. He graduated from Crown Point high school and Indiana university in 1941, enlisting in the army two months later.
Secretary of War Stimson reports that 2,000 Americans are missing in Tunisia, most of them being captured between Feb. 13 and 20, when the offensive by Field Marshal Rommel was staged. Stimson said that the overwhelming proportion of missing bears out that a large force of American troops were surrounded and captured by the German Afrika Corps.
The following article was found in the April 29, 1943, Lowell Tribune on page 1, column 2:
LT. EARL BUCKLEY IS REPORTED SAFE
A cablegram received by Miss Mabel Buckley, of Indianapolis, last Thursday, informed her that her brother, Lt. Earl Buckley, who was reported missing in action on Feb. 17th, is still alive.
Lt. Buckley, a former Lowell and Crown Point resident, was with U.S troops in the Tunisian war theater and is believed to be among the American prisoners taken by the Nazis.
The cablegram to his sister came from friends in Ireland but gave no particulars.
This September 21, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was fouind on page 1, column 1:
Crown Point Officer Aboard the Gripsholm
Lt. Earle E. Buckley, son of the Bernard Buckleys, of Crown Point, is one of the 16 sick and wounded soldiers from the Chicago area who are aboard the Swedish exchange ship Gripsholm, and being returned to the United States, after being released from German prison camps where they had been held prisoner for some time.
There are 233 men aboard the Gripsholm, due to arrive late this month, coming from Gotesburg, Sweden, where the exchange of American prisoners for German prisoners took place.
Upon arrival, men able to go on leave will receive passes and those who need additional medical care will be placed in hospitals.
Lt. Buckley, who was born here, spent his boyhood days in Lowell, has many friends in this vicinity. His arrival at his county seat home is being anxiously awaited by all his friends.
The following October 12, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 3:
LT. BUCKLEY'S PARENTS VISIT HIM AT ATTERBURY
Lieut. Earl Buckley, for many months a German prisoner of war and returned on the Gripsholm, Swedish repatriation ship, only last week, "came home" in a manner of speaking this week with the arrival of his parents, the Bernard Buckleys at Camp Atterbury for their first visit with him, Tuesday. He himself had been at the Indiana hospital only a day, having arrived Monday from Halloran hospital, Staten Island, where he had been assigned upon embarkation.
Earl looks and feels quite well, his mother told the Star, able to be up and already planning actually to be home in perhaps another month on a long leave. - - Lake County Star.