MEET IN NEW GUINEA —Two brothers, former Globe-Gazette carrier boys at Rockford, enjoyed several days together when they met on the island of New Guinea. Carlyle Cunningham was commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the anti-aircraft artillery in Australia Jan. 29, 1945. Rea E. Cunningham, seaman 2/c, is also in the southwest Pacific having gone overseas in May, 1944. They are sons of Mr and Mrs. C. J. Cunningham of Rockford.
Mason City Globe Gazette, Monday, February 24, 1945
NOTES: The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) shows the following concerning what is believed to be these men:
CARLYLE B. CUNNINGHAM was born on 29 Oct 1921 and died on 16 Jan 2003 residing at ZIP CODE 50310 (Des Moines, Polk, Iowa), SSN 484-01-3664 issued in Iowa.
REA E. CUNNINGHAM was born on 17 Aug 1925 and died on 04 Oct 1995 residing at ZIP CODE 50613 (Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa), SSN 479-22-2710 issued in Iowa.