Taylor County

Miss Dora Jane Hamblin


Dora Jane Hamblin Will Go to Europe

Miss Dora Jane Hamblin of Bedford, Ia., former Gazette reporter now with the American Red Cross, arrived in Cedar Rapids Saturday for a three-day visit with her aunts, Mrs. B.F. Wolverton, 2159 Bake boulevard SE and Mrs. L.U. Mansfield, 384 Nineteenth street, SE

Miss Hamblin, who returned recently from China and the Pacific theater where she was stationed for two years, will report to headquarters in Washington Sept 16 and then proceed to Europe for a year's assignment with the Red Cross public relations staff there. Tentatively, she is slated for duty with the Third army headquarters in the American occupation zone in Germany.

During her tour of duty in the Pacific, Miss Hamblin was stationed in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, Okinawa, Japan and China.

Source: The Gazette, Cedar Rapids IA - August 11, 1946


In the midst of a Coe reunion in Manila are, from left to right, Miss Dora Jane Hamblin, Red Cross, Sgt. George Shultz, Capt. Elizabeth Flanagan, Capt. N. Milton Swomley, Major Thomas N. Stewart, Carl Kane, yeoman (2/c) and Master Sgt. Loyal Meek

Fall Meeting, Coe Alumni Club in Manila


Miss Hamblin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hamblin of Bedford (also Coe graduates), has been overseas for more than a year. Now temporarily transferred to Okinawa, she will move to Tokyo within a few weeks. (Dispatches by Miss Hamblin, a former Gazette reporter, frequently appear in The Gazette.)

Capt. Betty Flanagan and Miss Hamblin ran across each other in Port Moresby last November before coming to Manila. Captain Flanagan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Flanagan, is in charge of a larger censorship office composed chiefly of Filipino civilian censors. A member of the WACs for over three years, she has been overseas for fifteen months.

Source: The Gazette, Cedar Rapids IA - September 16, 1945 (group photo included)