1943 . . .

Our Neighbors in the Service
Sioux City Journal
24 December 1943

Correctionville, Iowa—Corporal James D. Casey, stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey, arrived to be with his mother, Mrs. C.C. Casey, who is ill.

Correctionville, Iowa—Corporal Thomas Jackson, Fairmount army air base, Geneva, Nebraska, is on furlough visiting his wife in the home of her mother, Mrs. May Monk.

Sheldon, Iowa—Donald DeWaay of Sheldon, formerly Lyon County attorney, is stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Sheldon, Iowa—Lieut. Roger Swenning, who has been stationed in England two years with the army air force, arrived in the United States recently and will spend the Christmas holidays in Sheldon.

Sheldon, Iowa--Lieut R.E. Button of Sheldon, a member of the ordnance division of the army, is an an embarkation center in New York state..

Sheldon, Iowa--Merna Starrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Starrett, former Sheldon residents, has enlisted in the Wacs and will go to Fort 6glethorpe, Georgia.

Sheldon, Iowa -- Ensign Jack Campbell, member of the Naval Medical Corps at the University of Iowa, arrived in Sheldon for the Christmas holidays.

Sheldon, Iowa--Sam Hicks, V-12 student in engineering at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, arrived in Sheldon to visit his mother, Mrs. Florence Hicks and family.

Sanborn, Iowa—Donald Mattson, boatswain mate first class, is on leave visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Mattson.

Sanborn, Iowa—Staff Sergeant Ivan Elgersma of Camp Adair, Oregon, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest N. Elgersma.

Sanborn, Iowa—Corporal Jasper Stellingwerf, son of Mrs. Clara Stellingwerf, has arrived safely overseas.

Sanborn, Iowa—Aviation Student Daryle L. Getting, son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Getting, is now receiving a five months’ training course at the University of Alabama prior to his appointment as an aviation cadet in the army.

Sanborn, Iowa—Radarman Third Class Maynard Benner is confined in the navy hospital at Quonset Point, R.I.

Sanborn, Iowa—Private John DeYoung of Getla Bend, Arizona, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John DeYoung, Sr.

Sanborn, Iowa—LeRoy Lumby, gunner’s mate first class, and wife are visiting in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lumby.

Cushing, Iowa—Rex Vader, pharmacist mate, second class, is spending a leave here with his wife and their son, Gary. Mr. Vader has been in Panama a year.

Cushing, Iowa -- Richard Walroad, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Walrod of Cushing, was promoted to seaman, first class, upon completing signal corps school at Camp Peterson, Farragut, Idaho. He has been transferred to Oceanside, California to attend a communication school.

Akron, Iowa – Corporal Clayton E. Manning, Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, returned to camp Tuesday night after spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Manning at Akron. He is assigned to an engineer corps.

Alvord, Iowa – The news item concerning Private First Class Herman Reit who has recently returned to Elgin field, Florida, should have read that he was recently married to Miss Cleo Lape of Alvird instead of Miss Emma Lape.

Smithland, Iowa—Dale R. Cook, seaman first class, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cook, has graduated from aviation machinist mate school at Norman, Oklahoma, and has been transferred to Burbank, California. Another son, Private Clifford W. Cook of the army air corps is now stationed at Sheppard field, Texas.

Emmetsburg, Iowa – Corporal John Ellis of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, arrived in Emmetsburg to spend a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ellis.

Emmetsburg, Iowa -- Sandy Dick-Peddie, a naval air cadet at St. Olaf’s college, North field, Minnesota, spent two days here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Dick-Peddie. Since his return to St. Olaf’s he has been transferred and is now en route to a war training school at Helena, Mont.

Sioux City Journal
27 December 1943

Baptismal Font Honors Memory of Sioux Cityan

Special services were conducted Sunday morning at the Third Presbyterian church in memory of Arthur Gordon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gordon, 2615 Seventh Street, who was killed in line of duty with Pan America Airways in Sudan, Africa. The body was buried in the European Cemetery at Khartoum.

Members of the family presented the church a baptismal font, which was dedicated in his memory.

Men And Women In Service
Sioux City Journal
28 December 1943

Ernest L. Moreland, seaman first class, is spending a short leave with his wife, 117 Perry Street and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Moreland, 116 S. Center Street.

Hal Berger, seaman second class, has been transferred from Farragut, Idaho to Norman, Oklahoma where he will attend aviation ordnance school. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Barger, 929 S. Martha Street.

Phillip M. Brown, torpedo man first class, and family have returned to his base, New London, Conn., after spending a two-week leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Brown, 1118 10th street. He has served seven and a half years in the navy.

Corporal William G. Padmore has arrived from Thayer General hospital, Nashville, Tenn., to spend Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Padmore, 715 28th Street. He will return the first of next week.

Private Sol Schindler, son of Max Schindler, Milner Hotel, has been assigned to the army specialized training program at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., where he will study basic engineering.

Private First Class Neil C. Casey has completed a course in advanced electrical training at Chanute field, Illinois. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Casey, 1017 Court Street.

Seaman First Class Charles F. Newton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Newton, 119 12th Street, is receiving anti-submarine training at the submarine chaser center, U.S. coast guard, Miami. He is a former employee of the Wincharger corporation.

Garth Homer, electrician’s mate second class, has returned from his port, San Diego, California and is on a 25-day leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Homer, Westfield, Iowa. Mr. Homer a former Sioux Cityan, is also visiting friends here.

James B. Smith, seaman first class, has just returned from 10 months service overseas and is spending a 30-day sick leave with his mother, Mrs. A.E. Robe, 2820 Third Street.

Staff Sergeant Lawrence Scurlock, accompanied by his wife, has returned to Fort Flagler, Washington, after a one-week furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Scurlock, 906 Pacific Street.

Lieut. (j.g.) Jack Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Peterson, Plum Creek Road is at home on leave for Christmas. He has been stationed at San Pedro and expects to report January 1 at an armed guards school in San Diego.

Seaman Second Class Fred Alioth returned Wednesday to Farragut, Idaho, after spending a 15-day leave with his parents Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Alioth, 3200 Hale Street. A brother, Private Henry Alioth, is stationed with the army in Greenland.

Sergeant Al Uran is spending an eight-day furlough visiting his wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Uran, 902 Jackson Street. Sergeant Uran is stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Private Earl Reed is spending a furlough with his mother, Mrs. Viola Reed, 1903 S. Patterson Street and will return after his visit here to the Woodrow Wilson General Hospital at Staunton, Virginia where he had been hospitalized since returning from action in the South Pacific.

Ray Hook, gunner’s mate first class, U.S.N.R. is spending a leave with his wife at 2515 Warner Avenue, after 13 months overseas duty. He will report for active duty again December 30.

Men And Women in Service
Sioux City Journal
30 December 1943

Ensign Ethel B. Baron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Baron, 222 Nebraska Street, is spending two weeks leave with her parents. She is stationed at San Diego. Her brother, Stanley, left Tuesday for Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, where he will enter training as an aviation cadet.

Corporal Walter L. Switzer, Jr. has been spending a 16-day furlough with his wife, Nadine, and daughter, Janice Rae, at 1312 Court Street and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Switzer, 1420 S. Linn Street. He is stationed at Miami Beach, Florida.

Corporal martin D. Bailey, an engineer in the air corps at Victoria, Kansas, spent Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Bailey, 4212 Tyler Street.

Aviation Student Eugene E. Hanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Hanson, 1209 14th Street, has arrived at Central State Teachers College, Stevens Point, Wisconsin for a course of army air force instruction.

Corporal Mary Elizabeth Thompson of the Marine Corps, Arlington, Virginia and Corporal David R. Thompson, with the medical detachment at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, have returned to their stations after spending the Christmas holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Foster Thompson, 3259 Nebraska Street.

First Lieutenant Leonard A. Meissner has returned to the Aberdeen proving grounds after spending the Christmas holidays in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Meissner, 4701 Davis Avenue.

Don Buckholz, seaman second class, is spending a 10-day leave visiting in the Robert Moughan residence, 1405 W. Sixth Street. He will report back to Farragut, Idaho.

Gerald W. Stewart, baker second class in the Seabees, is spending a 25-day sick leave with his wife and son, 1910 Ross Street. He has been serving overseas and will report back to the hospital at San Diego.

Private First Class Eugene E. Bingenheimer, son of John Bingenheimer, 4220 Tyler Street has been graduated from a school of the army air forces training command at Chanute Field, Illinois. He received instruction in the aircraft machinist course.

Russell A. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Brown, 3002 Washington Avenue, recently promoted to private first class at Altus Army Field, Oklahoma, has been assigned to a squadron unit.

Lester Carl Ericsson, seaman first class, has been transferred from Farragut, Idaho to Harrisburg, Pa., according to word received by his wife Maxine, who with their son Tommy lives here.

Richard Hallett, 1320 Villa Avenue, has been awarded the marksman badge at Scott Field, Illinois, where he is taking a radio course.

Private First Class Clarence Wyant returned to Camp Campbell, Kentucky, after spending a 10-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wyant, 3419 Orleans Avenue.

Carlysle B. Ruhrer, seaman second class, is spending a 15-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ruhrer, 913 14th Street, after having completed boot training at Farragut, Idaho.

Private D.S. Gibbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Gibbs, 1003 N. Fowler Street, is stationed somewhere in the South Pacific area. He has been overseas two years. His wife, the former Lorraine Ruhrer and baby son Larry Edward, are residing with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ruhrer, 913 14th Street.

Aviation Cadet William J. Mesmer has returned to Drake University after spending Christmas with his mother, Mrs. Mildred Mesmer, 116 S. St. Mary’s Street.