CHROMAN, Lawrence (?), Men in Service, TBC, 1/30/1945

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conferences for duration of the war. a at the Xazi Ardennes offensive. Kern Men in Service Private Ul II. Yokoi of Oildale, one of "0 .soldiers of the One Hundredth Battalion of the famous Four Hundred Forty-second Japanese- American combat team, has been warded the Bronze Star Medal by Lieutenant-General Jacob L. Devers, commanding general of the Sixth Army group. The One Hundredth, one of the most decorated battalions in American military history, took part in the rescue of the "Lost Battalion" of the One Hundred Forty- first Infantry Regiment near Bruyere, Franco, in late October. The citation reads in part: "By this heroic disregard for personal safety, Private Yokoi contributed immeasurably to the subsequent attainment of the objective and reflects honor upon the United States Army." Richard Treanor, 1732 Maple street, and Vernon Cook, Route (i, Bakersfiold, were among the crew which shoved off recently aboard the "American Seafarer," a maritime service training ship, on a two- week cruise in the Pacific, climaxing their apprentice seaman training begun at the training station on Cata- Una island. Herman G. Fieber, Jr.. 1!>, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Fieber, 831 Thirty-fourth street, has been promoted from corporal to sergeant. Sergeant Fieber is the tail gunner on ii B-17 Flying Fortress participating in Eighth Air Force bombing attacks on military and industrial targets in Nazi Germany. Clayton Lucky, formerly of Bakersfield, now residing in Los Angeles, was chosen a member of the executive board of the Association of Civilian Employes at the Los Angeles port of embarkation, at an election recently. Mr. Lucky is in the port's water division us chief of tho manifest division. Leon 1C. Lackey, aviation machinist's mate third class, United States Naval Reserve, of Route 7, Bakersfield, has returned from a tour of combat duty as gunner in a torpedo plane based on a baby flattop in the Pacific. Attached to composite squadron three, Lackey served as gunner in an Avenger. Private Georgo T. Johnson, Jr., 19, son of Mrs. Blanche Johnson, 23S Jefferson street, lias been assigned to Traux Field while awaiting orders to attend a pro-flight school. He will be transferred to air crew training when an opening is announced. Bessie R. McCIure, daughter of John B. McCIure of 217 West Warren street, Oildale, a member of the Women's Army Corps, recently left First WAC Training Center at Des Moines, Iowa, for duty with the army at Northington General Hos pital, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Second Lieutenant Eugene B. Blackwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Blackwood, has reported to the Army Air Force Pilot School at Courtland, Ala., for his specialized four-engine pilot training. John Conant Williamson was commissioned a second lieutenant recently upon successful completion of .he officer candidate course at the nfantry school at Fort Benning, Ga. Lieutenant Williamson is the son of Mrs. Annie Williamson of Los Angeles. The new lieutenant was nducted Into the army on March J9, 1944, and served with the Eighty- 'irst Infantry training battalion at 'amp Roberts before going to officer candidate school. Technical Sergeant L. J. Chroman of Route 1, McFarland, has just lown his thirty-fifth combat mission with a war department-cited B-24 Liberator bomber group in Italy. Sergeant Chroman, now a radio- gunner, was a farmer before enter- ng the service, His wife, Mrs. Louise Chroman, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Chroman, reside in McFarland. Staff Sergeant Van R. Townsend, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Townsend of Route 2, Bakcrsfield, has oeen promoted to technical sergeant. Engineer gunner on an A. A. K. Flying Fortress, Sergeant Townsend has flown 12 combat missions over enemy territory. He is a member of a heavy bombardment unit of the Italy-based Fifteenth Ail- Force. Sergeant Christopher Castro, son of Mrs. Pauline Castro, 206 Redman street, has been cited by the Three Hundred Sixty-first Infantry Regiment of the Ninety-first "Powder River" Division and awarded the Combat Infantryman badge for ac tual participation in combat against the enemy with the Fifth Army in Italy. Corporal Salvadore Giumarra, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Giumarra, 2830 Twentieth street, recently completed training in England prior to service in a combat zone. Corporal Giu marra attended Bakersfield High School. Sergeant Gerald E. McJunkin, 2221 East California avenue. Is member of the Thirty-sixth General Hospital, which at times was only 5 miles behind the lines in Italy and is now operating in France, serving the United States Seventh Army and units of the Sixth Army group. Frank E. Wagers, 30, has been promoted from sergeant to staff ser geant, it was announced recently. Sergeant Wagers is with the Second Infantry Division in France. He Is the husband of Mrs. Hannah Bea Wagers, 507 Fig street. The Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal has been awarded to Majoi Gordon M. Graham, 420 Olive street Taft. Major Graham is a P-51 Mustang pilot, who was praised in a citation accompanying to decoration for "courage, coolness and skill." Flight Officer William Jasper, Jr. of Moore Field, Texas, is spending a 10-day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. AV. Jasper, 142 High land Drive. )

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 30 Jan 1945, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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