Wapello County

Lt. W.J. Christie



313th Bombardment Wing, B-29, Base, Tinian –(AP)—Two Iowans have been awarded the oak leaf cluster to the air medal and a third has been awarded the air medal, it has been announced here. The men are assigned to the job of bottling up Japan’s harbors with parachuted mines.

Those awarded the cluster were Lt. W. J. Christie of Ottumwa and Flight Officer Joseph F. Krogman, of Remsen. Flight Officer Richard H. Furman of Webster City won the air medal.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA, July 21, 1945