Plymouth County

Gerald Bonnema




Sheepshead Bay, N. Y.—Now in training at the U. S. Maritime service training station, Sheepshead Bay, N. Y., are Gerald Bonnema and Kal Kohler of LeMars. Apprentice Seaman Bonnema and Kohler will receive six weeks of basic training, including lifeboat work, fire fighting, breeches buoy, mess, sea rules and traditions, swimming, ship construction and equipment, gunnery and physical training. After completing “boot” training they will specialize in deck or engine training, including three weeks of practical experience aboard a training ship at sea.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, March 20, 1944

More Pictures of Plymouth Countyans In Service

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, January 1, 1945 (group photos include photograph of Gerald Bonnema)