Plymouth County

Miss Betty Liechty



Sioux City Is Really in Air War on Berlin

Sioux City has been dropping bombs on Berlin.

This is the conclusion drawn from part of a letter written by Miss Betty Liechty, now serving overseas with the Red Cross, to her parents at Kingsley, Ia.

The letter stated that Miss Liechty had been asked to autograph a plane named Sioux City, and that since that time, the plane had made several missions over Berlin.

Whether or not the plane is a Flying Fortress which is manned by a crew stationed at the air base here, or whether the plane was name Sioux City by a Sioux City pilot is not known.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 6, 1944


Miss Betty Liechty, a Red Cross worker serving with a clubmobile unit in France, has received a certificate of commendation for "outstanding and especially meritorious service." The citation was made December 25, 1944 and was signed by Major Gen. Harry L. Twaddle.

It read: "In appreciation for her outstanding performance of duties while a member of the American Red Cross Clubmobile Charleston, serving the men of the 95th division from 17 December 1944 to 25 December 1944, the division commander desires that Miss Betty Liechty be cited for her generous contribution toward maintaining a high state of morale among the front line combat troops of this division."

Miss Liechty, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs E. J. Leichty of Kingsley, is a 1940 graduate of the University of Iowa. While on campus, she was affiliated with Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

After graduation she taught school for three years at Everly and Clarinda. She has been in service the last year and a half.

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen, February 7, 1945 (photo included)

Betty Liechty To Go Overseas

Betty R. Leichty, Kingsley, Iowa, is among four Iowans who served overseas as representatives of the American Red Cross to be briefed again for new overseas assignment, the Red Cross as announced in Des Moines.

She is the sister of E.J. Liechty, 322 Blackhawk street.

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen, October 14, 1946