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Miss Bee Lynch



Farthest Away

Farthest away Mason City women in service in Miss Bee Lynch, daughter of Mrs. J.P. Lynch, 330 First street southeast, who is recreational worker with the Red Cross, stationed in Karachi, India. Miss Lynch began her work with the Red Cross a year ago in November, being assigned first to the station hospital at Camp Barkeley, Tex., and going from there to India.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, October 30, 1942 (photo included)



Navy men and Red Cross workers returning to the United states for leave at home after overseas duty exchange farewells aboard the transport which brought them to San Diego, Cal. Among this group gathered on the main deck of the ship is Beatrice Lynch (right), of Mason City, Ia.

Source: The DesMoines Tribune, October 17, 1944 (photo included)

Bee Lynch Returns to Red Cross Post

Miss Bee Lynch has left after a 30 day furlough from her duties as a Red Cross club director, spent with her mother, Mrs. J.P. Lynch, 330 1st N.E. She is returning to India where she has been for the past 2 1/2 years before receiving her furlough.

Miss Lynch joined the Red Cross as a recreational worker in 1941 and after serving at Camp Barkely, Tex., was sent overseas in March, 1943, with the first Red Cross contingent to go to India. She set up the station hospital program at Karachi, India.

Later she was transferred to New Delhi and when she left India was supervisor of Red Cross Club in area 1 of the China-Burma-India command.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, November 8, 1944 (photo included)