Hancock County


Delores Busse, S2/c



Here and There

STILSON -- Delores Busse, S 2/c, now on direct assignment at the naval air station at Ottumwa, was a weekend visitor in the home of her mother, Mrs. Catherine Busse. Delores was one of the first girls from Hancock county to join the WAVES and after her induction she was sent to Hunter college, New York for her training. While in New York she had the opportunity of visiting and seeing the Empire building, Rockefeller center and hearing China's first lady, Madam Chiang-Kai-Shek.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, July 15, 1943

"BIG BLOWOUT" ON WAVES ANNIVERSARY -- Three Iowa girls at the U.S. naval air station in Ottumwa held a party of their own on the first birthday of the WAVES, organized nationally July 30, 1942. Blowing out the candle, left to right, Victoria Lindberg, Waterloo; Helen Stensrud, Lake Mills, and Delores Busse, Britt.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, July 30, 1943 (photo included)

Trying to get together on words and music is a group of Iowa WAVES gathered in "date" lounge of barracks at Ottumwa naval air station. Dorothy Faye Hinze, Hamburg is at piano. The others are (left to right) Pauline Dryden, Waterloo; Geraldine Kassler, Marion; Phoebe Ann McMillin, Sumner, barracks counselor; Harriet Neal, Greene; Bernice Geronzin, Clinton; Dorothy Appel, Mount Pleasant; Laura Stover, Des Moines; Virginia Chandler, Des Moines; Delores Busse, Britt, and Marjorie Durrell, Leon.

Source: The Des Moines Register, October 15, 1944 (photo included)