Kossuth County


Lucille Kuecker

A Big Day for the WAVES -- 15 Iowa Girls Join

Monday was a big day for girls to join the WAVES as 15 Iowa girls took the oath and received their orders for training at the old federal building. The girls are (left to right, seated): Marjorie Drayton, Algona; Betty George, Clare; Evelyn Johnson, Fort Dodge; (second row, seated) Winifred Plumb, Algona; June Gray, Belmond; and June Steadman, 2801 Westover blvd.; (standing) Veleta Richards, Burlington; Beatrice Longworth, 3315 Seventh st.; Betty Carlisle, Burlington; Phyllis Robinson, Shelby; Mabel Lindstrom, Fort Dodge; Betty Bruns, Mason City; Loretta Peterson, Fort Dodge; Lucille Kuecker, Algona; (in fur coat) Betty Doyle, 3519 Crocker st.

Source: The DesMoines Register, December 28, 1943 (photo included)

Six Kossuth Girls Leave for WAVE Training Tuesday

The 6:30 bus Tuesday morning carried six Kossuth girls who are on their way to take training for the WAVES. They reported at Camp Dodge Tuesday and from there will proceed to Chicago and then on to Hunters College, New York, for the regular course in training. The girls were:
Maxine Brundage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Brundage, Algona.
Mary Virginia Knudsen, daughter of Jens Knudsen, Algona.
Marjorie Drayton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Drayton, Algona.
Winifred Plumb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Plumb, Algona.
Lucille Kuecker, daughter of Mrs. Ida Kuecker, Lone Rock.
Hazel Johnson, Swea City.

Source: Algona Upper Des Moines, January 11, 1944