Woodbury County

Pfc. Loretta Birmingham Dickinson




Corporal Jack R. Birmingham, aerial gunner in the Marine aviation corps, is spending a 30-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Birmingham, 2823 Pierce street, his first visit home since he entered service 22 months ago.  Eighteen of those month he spent in the Pacific area.  He wears an action star for participation in the battle of Midway island.

Also home on furlough is a sister, Loretta Birmingham, technician fifth grade and a physical education and recreation instructor of WACS at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sergeant Melvin J. Birmingham, a brother, is with the Army air corps in England and another brother, Private George G. Birmingham, a member of the Marine Corps reserve, is a student at Notre Dame university, South Bend, Ind.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 18, 1943

Wounded in Germany Parents Here Are Informed

Pfc. Edward J. Birmingham, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Birmingham, 2823 Pierce street, was wounded in action in Germany on January 13, according to word received from the War Department.  His wife and three children, formerly of Sioux City, now lived in Newcastle, Neb.

Pfc. Birmingham has been in service since February 14, 1944.  He received train’ at Camp Croft, S.C., and has been overseas since October, 1944.  He was with the 78th Lightning division of the First army.

He has three brothers, a sister and two brothers-in-law also in service…Pfc. George, marine corps in the South Pacific; S. Sgt. Melvin, who has been in England nearly three years;  Pfc. Loretta, a WAC, now in Cairo, Egypt; Pfc. Jack, a marine now home on furlough following 18 months overseas; Lt. James Casey of San Antonio, Tex, and S. Sgt. Randolph Dickinson, husband of Pfc. Loretta, also in Cairo.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 8, 1945


Pfc. Loretta M. Dickson, WAC, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Birmingham, 2823 Pierce street, organized and led the cheering section of a recent “all-star” football game, believed to be the first inter-theater game in the history of the Army. It took place in Cairo, Egypt, between the Persian Gulf service command and the United States army forces in the Middle East.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 2, 1945


Pfc. Loretta Birmingham Dickinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Birmingham, 2823 Pierce street, has been discharged from the WAC at Fort Sheridan, Ill.  She spent 18 months in the Publications Department of the adjutant general section of Headquarters Amet in Cairo, Egypt, where she was married.  According to a cable, Mrs. Dickinson’s husband is on his way back to the States from Cairo.  She is residing temporarily with her parents awaiting his arrival.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, September 28, 1945