1945 . . .

Men And Women In Service
Sioux City Journal
8 September 1945

William (Bill) Houser, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Houser, 1505 W. First Street, has arrived at the Farragut, Idaho, naval station to enter basic training in the navy.

Private Abe J. Levine, at home on a week’s furlough from the University of Oklahoma where he is in the army specialized training for chemical engineers, will visit until Friday in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. Levine, 2825 Sunset Circle.

Aviation Cadet Stanley E. Orner, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Orner, 2320 S. Cypress Street, has advanced to preflight training at Sheppard field, San Antonio, Texas. His classification is that of pilot.

Earl M. Black, 7 14th Street, graduated recently from an aviation radio school at Jefferson, Florida, has been promoted to rank of private first class in marine corps, Private First Class Black, now qualified aviation.

In Uniform
Sioux City Journal
10 September 1945

Lt. James F. Goff, son of Frank Goff, 3403 Orleans Avenue, a heavy bomber navigator veteran of 25 combat missions in the eastern Mediterranean theater of war, has been released from service, reports the public relations office, Ephrata, Washington, air base. Lt. Goff wears the distinguished flying cross, the air medal with three oak leaf clusters, the eastern Mediterranean ribbon, the American theater of operations ribbon and the American defense medal.. Before entering the army Lt. Goff was a student.

T. Sgt. Joseph W. Kassing, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Kassing, 623 Prescott Street and husband of the former Yvonne A. Tillery, is among the soldiers possessing 85 points or more who have been honorable discharged at the New Jersey separation center, according to a report from the Fort Dix, New Jersey army air base. T. Sgt. Kassing entered the service July 5, 1941 and has spent 23 months overseas. His last permanent station was the Fort Dix army air base, terminus of the ferrying division of the air transport command. Before enlistment T. Sgt. Kassing was employed by Armour & Co as a meat packer.

Don Buckholz, seaman first class, has returned to San Pedro. California after spending a 24-day leave with his sister, Mrs. R.M. Moghan, 1405 W. Sixth Street.

Capt. Dan E. Baker, 2412 S. Lakeport Road, has been honorably discharged from the army air forces; it is reported by the public relations office, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Capt. Baker, a veteran of many months active duty in the European theater as a wing adjutant, was released in accordance with the army’s point system. Prior to enlistment in the air forces he was employed by C.W. Wright, Inc, Birmingham, Ala.

Men And Women In Service

Dan J. Conley, a former realtor, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant and is serving with the marines somewhere in the Pacific, according to word received here by his wife, 2014 Jones Street.

Sergeant Howard Linn, stationed at the Commonwealth airport, Boston, Mass., is spending a 14-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Linn, 4301 Van Buren Street. He is accompanied by his wife, the former Faye Gebhart , who is visiting her parents at Wessington Springs, South Dakota. She is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Sullivan, 2842 Williams Street.

Private K. D. Jones, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. McPherson, 1810 S. Cypress Street, has joined the paratroopers and is now stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. Private Jones was graduated from East High School.

Corporal Kenneth E. Goebel has reported for duty at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, after a short furlough spent with his mother, Mrs. Kate Goebel, 1421 W. Fifth Street.
Private First Class Howard O. Goebel, a brother to Kenneth, also has completed a furlough of 14 days and has returned to Camp Beale, California. He recently finished a two-month course in the William Beaumont Hospital, El Paso, Texas.

Maj. L. M. Lande, formerly a Sioux City physician, is here on leave visiting his sister, Mrs. Max Prling, 810 26th Street. He is stationed with a medical detachment at Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Arthur P. Wingett, son of Mrs. E. J. Wingett, 2315 Boise Street, was awarded the rating of fireman first class on graduation from the naval training school for diesel men at navy pier, Chicago.

Third Class Petty Officer Lyle J. Bailey is spending a furlough from his station at Farragut, Idaho, with his wife and daughter Barbara. Others whom he will visit are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Bailey 4312 Tyler Street, and his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Doane, Baxter Apartments.

First Lieut. Arthur L. McGilvra, 2041 S. Palmetto Street: First Lieut. Lloyd J. Sweeney, 1505 Douglas Street: First Lieut. John C. Lungren, 2111 Kennedy Drive and First Lieut. Robert V. Thomson, 2410 Court Street, all with the army medical corps, have been graduated from the medical field service school, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

Sergeant Louis F. Pierce, Jr., has returned to North Camp Polk, Louisiana, after spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Pierce, 215 S. Fawcett Street and with his wife and daughter. His brother, Private Clarence E. Pierce, who is stationed at Fort Warren, Wyoming, is spending a furlough with his wife at 521 S. Wescott Street.

Clarence J. Sandvick, 23, son of Mrs. Christine Sandvick, 2400 S. Oleander Street, has been graduated from the naval technical training center, Great Lakes, Illinois, with the rating of aviation machinist’s mate third class.

Private Martin E. Fetterman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. Fetterman, 1713 S. Parle Avenue, is spending a furlough from Fort Warren, Wyoming, here with his parents.

Steven Joseph Tool of the merchant marine is at home on leave for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tool, 1608 Villa Avenue. He has been stationed at Sheephead Bay, New York.

Army Aviation Cadet Wallace J. Kent, son of Mrs. Bessie M. Kent, 612 Seventh Street, has begun nine weeks of basic flight training at Majors army field, Greenville, Texas.

Bob Johnson, a veteran of Pearl Harbor and a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Johnson of Jefferson, Iowa, formerly of Sioux City, is enrolled in the V-12 unit at Emory University, Georgia.

Sergeant Jack T. Becklund, stationed at Slidell, La., is here on furlough visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Becklund, route 2.

Capt. and Mrs. W. B. Higgins, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, have arrived for a short visit with the captain’s mother, Mrs. Will Higgins, 309 Smith Apartments and his sister, Mrs. Don Sylvester, 1608 Jackson Street.

Second Lieut. Charles W. Huston, Jr., a former Journal carrier, is stationed at the Walla Walla, Washington, air base as a station officer. He is a Central Hugh School graduate.

Private First Class Donald E. Milbrodt is spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Milbrodt, Akron, Iowa. He is stationed at March field, California.

Kurt Larsen, private first class in the engineers at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is home on furlough. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy (Whitey) Larsen, 2506 Jennings Street.

Aviation Cadet Frank J. O’Rourke, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. O’Rourke, 2108 S. St. Aubin Street, has classified as a pilot and is taking preflight training at Kelly field, Texas.

Raymond Ekblom, shipfitter first class, is spending a leave with his sister, Mrs. F. E. Stumbaugh, 2906 Chambers Street. He is a survivor of the U.S.S. Helena, on which he served four years before it was sunk. He also is a veteran of Pearl Harbor and of eight naval engagements.

In Uniform
Sioux City Journal-Tribune
11 September 1945

Alvin W. Wiggs, a member of the 81st infantry Wildcat division, has been promoted from private first class to technician fifth grade in recognition of proven ability with a tank company. His wife, Alice, lives at 2840 Home Street.

John A. Stadds, chief pharmacist’s mate, U.S.N.R. whose wife, Esther, lives at 1704 Palmetto Street, is serving aboard the U.S.S. Bodwitch in the western Pacific, a hydrographic survey ship, which distributes “road maps” of the Pacific to the fleet.

Wayne Adelbert Rogers, 31, U.S.N.R., 1417 Villa Avenue, has advanced from seaman third class to radarman third class.

Lt. Orville K. Goodier, who has been awarded the air medal and four bronze stars, has reported to Baer Field, Fort Wayne, Ind., for redeployment and reassignment. He went over seas in 1944 and was stationed in England with the 437th T.C.G. as a pilot. The Sioux Cityan, formerly employed by the Ryal Miller-Kidder Co., returned to the states July 24, 1945.

CPL Phil Hanna, with the 440th troop carrier group, has reported to the Green project, an air lift distribution center at Camp Blanding, Florida. CPL Hanna, 3421 Fourth Avenue, spent 19 months overseas and was in a recent shipment of men returned to the States from the European theater of operations, via Miami, by planes of the air transport command.

Technician Fifth Grade Sanford K. Brown of Lakeport Road was among the members of an anti-aircraft artillery searchlight battalion aboard a ship torpedoed and sunk in Philippines water late in 1944. These men, rescued by another ship, were landed in the Philippines and when new equipment reached them set up their searchlights in a base-wide island antiaircraft defense. CPL Brown, recently promoted from private first class, is a cook and baker for this unit. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown. A brother, Lloyd is in the service.

Sgt. William Keefe, whose wife, Betty Jane and two children live at 112 19th Street, has been awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in Luzon, Philippine Islands from the period of February 20, 1945 to May 7, in connection with military operations against the enemy. The citation stated that while discharged cargo was being stacked in prepared sites, the accidental explosion of undetected mines and other enemy devices imperiled the lives of Sgt. Keefe and his companions and created a serious impediment to the timely completion of a critically urgent supply project. A graduate of Sioux City public schools, Sgt. Keefe also was a pre-medical student at Morningside College. In civilian life he associated with the Singer Sewing Machine Company, where he was employed as manager of that firm’s retail store in Tulsa, Okla.

Men And Women In Service
Lieut. W. Bruce Lindsay has returned to Camp Murphy, Florida, after spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs William Lndsey, 2216 S. Royce Street, and his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Eberly, 1406 S. Newton Street. Lieut. Lindsey recently finished a course in electronics at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mrs. Lindsey and son will remain here with her parents for a short while before joining her husband.

Staff Sergeant Robert N. Pack is serving with the marines in the South Pacific. He is the son of Mrs. Frank Sellers, 1926 S. Olive Street. He has a wife and son living on Fresno, California.

Private First Class Lloyd A. Hess is spending a furlough with his wife who resides at 1309 26th Street. He is stationed with the army air force at Fort Worth, Texas.

Private Carl Sales, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sales, 2524 S. Helen Street, is spending a furlough with his parents. He is stationed at North Camp Polk, Louisiana as a machine gunner.

Corporal Mike and Corporal Vincent Courey are spending a furlough at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Courey, 710 Virginia Street. Corporal Mike Courey is stationed at the General Hospital, Fort Devins, Massachusetts and Corporal Vincent is a surgical technician at Ashburn General Hospital, McKinney, Texas.

Corporal Ronald J. Coyne, stationed at North Camp Polk, Louisiana is spending a 10-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Coyne, Sergeant Bluff.

Marvin “Bud” Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs Jess Brown, 2013 W. Palmer Avenue, has arrived at the Farragut, Idaho, naval station to begin his basic training.

Corporal and Mrs. Emil C. Clausen, Jr., and daughter Geraldine Rae, have returned to Monahan, Texas, after spending a 10-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil C. Claussen, Sr., 810 Dubuque Street and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Brown, 2013 W Palmer Avenue.

William Wesley Johnson, whose wife Evelyn Marie Johnson, 205 W. Second Street, is among Sioux Cityans who arrive recently at the Farragut, Idaho, naval training station to begin training. Others include Marvin Edmund Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess F. Brown, 2013 W. Palmer Avenue: Clifford Markowsky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Markowsky, 1211 Grand Avenue: Joseph Francis Alvarado, son of Mrs. Luzi Alvarado, 624 S. Howard Street: Ralph Onno Marshall, 1204 Court Street: William Glenn Houser, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Houser, 1505 W. First Street: Donald Ray Newell, Son of Mrs. Lettie Newell, 2100 S. Cleveland Street and Donald Arvid Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Ray 2415 10th Street.

Aviation Cadet Loren M. Clark, 23, son of Frank Clark, 2301 S. Paterson Street, has begun the army’s primary flight training course at Thunderbird field, Glendale, Arizona. A graduate of Central High School, he attended Morningside College. He entered the armed service September 10, 1942, in Omaha.

Carol Pyle, whose wife is Mrs. C. S. Pyle, 1601 w. Fourth Street, is stationed at the army air forces basic training center, Kearns, Utah.

Private Dorothy E. Cozart, 3208 Park View Boulevard, has been advanced to a corporal’s rank in the Wac at Fort Des Moines.

Corporal Henry Halverson, son of Mrs. Carrie Halverson, 811 W. Sixth Street, is home on furlough from Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont.

Jack Brandon, third class storekeeper, United States Navy, and his wife are visiting relatives here. He is stationed at Southwest Harbor, Maine. They are guest of Mrs. Brandon’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Parker, 2117 Rebecca Street, and of Mr. Brandon’s mother, Mrs. Anna Brandon, 1105 28th Street.

Sioux City Journal
23 September 1945

On Hand for the Jap Surrender

Two Sioux City sailors and six others from nearby Sioux City territory were aboard the United States battleship Colorado when it steamed into Tokyo bay to be present at the historic signing of the Japanese surrender and to support the occupation of the Japanese homeland.

Members of the crew included Ensign R.A. Everist, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert H. Everist, 37 McDonald Drive and Lt. F.C. Hendrick, 36, whose wife lives at 1606 Virginia Street.

Navy men from this territory who were aboard the Colorado included; Earl T. Hammer, signalman first class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Hammer, Holstein, Iowa; Leo M. Carr, 20, coxswain, son of Mrs. Margaret Carr, Hawarden, Iowa; George M. Burow, 23, seaman first class, son of Frederick W. Burow, Anthon, Iowa; Emory A. Bensen, 22, seaman first class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Benson, Maskell, Nebraska; John F. Day, 22, fireman first class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Day, Newcastle, Nebraska and Charles B. Barnett, 21, coxswain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Enos A. Barnett, Homer, Nebraska.

The Colorado, whose crew had taken her through 10 invasion operations to bring the final capitulation of Japan, had been near Tokyo before. She sailed with American and British warships into Sagami Bay, 18 miles from Tokyo to support the first landings of airborne troops at Atsugi airfield. That operation was in preparation for the arrival of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to make the occupation official.

The Colorado poured thousands of tons of hot steel into Jap shore installations in the preinvasion bombardments that gave allied forces bastions on Japan’s outer rim. She helped at Tarawa, the Philippines, Okinawa and in other lesser operations for four years.

From the decks of the battleship may now been seen Fujiyama, the towering volcano that stands as one of Japan’s famous landmarks; Tokyo, Yokohama, the naval base of Yokosuka and other cities with dead smokestacks and debris from allied attacks. Nearby lies the Jap battleship Nagato, one of the last remaining enemy fleet units that went down under bombardment by planes from the Third fleet.

In Uniform
Sioux City Journal-Tribune
24 September 1945

Paul E. Nye, whose wife and family lives at 210 W. Sixth Street, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Sgt. Nye received his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas and went overseas in January, 1945. He is now stationed with the 37th infantry division on Luzon. He wears the Philippine liberation ribbon with one battle star, the combat infantry-man’s badge and the good conduct medal. His mother, Mrs. Josephine Nye, lives at 412 W. Second Street.

CPL. Phil Schlaifer, who recently returned from 19 months service in the European theater of operations, is spending a 30-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schlaifer, 2118 Jones Street.

Donald A. Ray, seaman first class, whose home address is 2415 10th street, witnessed the formal Japanese surrender from the U.S.S. submarine Hake in Tokyo Bay. The Hake and 11 other boats representing the submarine service, which it is claimed sank more Japanese ships than any other allied military arm, surfaced shortly before the ceremonies on the U.S.S. Missouri. During its war patrols the Hake is said to have sunk or damage more than a dozen enemy craft of various types.

George Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.O. Moore, 3250 Second Street, who is an aviation metal—smith, second class, was serving on the U.S.S. Bennington when that aircraft carrier entered Tokyo Bay.

Lt. (j.g.) Leonard C. Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Wilson, 2601 E. Solway Street, has been detached from naval transport service squadron Three, Olathe, Kansas for duty with a Pacific squadron. He has served as a plane commander on transcontinental passenger and hospital evacuation flights. Lt. Wilson is a graduate of Central High School, class of 1936 and attended Iowa State College for 3 ½ years. He joined the service in June, 1942, at St. Louis and has had approximately 2,000 hours of flight time.

Lt. (j.g.) Richard L. English, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. English, 2126 George Street has been appointed a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve. He is serving with air transport squadron Five of the naval air transport serve in Seattle. Before joining the navy he was a student at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.

Wayne Authier, fireman first class, has returned to Camp Endicott, R.I. after a 30-day leave at home. He had been in England for 18 months and arrived in the United States August 11 on the Queen Elizabeth. His brother, Sgt. Rene Authier, Jr. is attending Shriveham University in England after having been in France and England since last November. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Rene Authier, 2133 Isabella Street.