Scott County

Pvt. Irene Kinnemann




Following completion of initial training at Ft. Des Moines, WACs Irene E. Kinneman, 2523 McKinley avenue and Nellie Sampson, 710 Harrison street, have been assigned to duty at Wakeman general hospital, Camp Atterbury, Ind.

Source: The Davenport Democratic Leader, March 30, 1945

Three sons and a son-in-law of Mrs. Emma Kinnemann, 2523 McKinley avenue, are serving overseas, while her daughter, Pvt. Irene Kinnemann, a WAC medical technician, is stationed at Wakeman general hospital, Camp Atterbury, Ind. A former employee of the Northwestern Bell Telephone, Co, as traffic department supervisor, Miss Kinnemann has been in the service since January of this year.

Pvt. John Kinnemann with the Second marines in the Southwest Pacific, entered the service last May and went overseas in November, after training at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was formerly employed as a machinist by French & Hecht.

Now somewhere in the Philippines, Otto Kinnemann, jr. radio technician, U.S.N., is serving aboard an LST. He had his specialized training at Alameda, Calif and Manhattan Beach, N.Y. He was employed by French & Hecht Technician Kinnermann's wife and daughter reside at 2805 Glenn street, Bettendorf.

Also a former French & Hecht employee, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Kinnemann, whose wife resides at 2016 Rockingham road, is stationed at Luzon, where he participated in that invasion. He had his training at amphibious school in New Orleans and at Camp Edwards, Mass.

Pfc. Robert Bennett, son of Mrs. Frank Bennett 2035 West Sixth street, and son-in-law of Mrs. Kinnemann, is also stationed at Luzon and is attached to a cavalry division. His wife makes her home at 2523 McKinley avenue.

Source: The Daily Times, April 17, 1945 (photographs included of each)

Pvt. Irene Kinneman, daughter of Mrs. E. Kinneman of 2523 McKinley avenue, having demonstrated fidelity through faithful and exact performance of duty, efficiency through capacity to produce results, and behavior such as to deserve emulation, has been authorized to wear the army's good conduct medal it was announced today by the post public relations office.

Pvt. Kinneman, who is currently serving with a WAC detachment at Camp Croft, S.C., was connected with the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. before entering the service.

Source: The Daily Times, October 16, 1945