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February 2, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

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Your Neighbors * in the KHAKI AMI) BLUE * * * * * * * * * * , * . * * * * Sends Orchid From Ijlawaii as Valentine to Mother Package Sent Direct From Hawaii Reaches Mason City in 5 Days What They Are Doing FIHST LIEUTENANT -- Word has been received from the.war department that Roger L. Downing, sou of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Downing, 1146 East Stale, -has been advanced from the rank of 2nd lieutenant to first lieutenant. Lt. Downing was principal of the; high school at La- Morilie before entering the service in Jane,'1942. ·'." ·' --Y-- '. " · ' MADE SERGEANT Thomas M. Dixon, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Dixon; 429 Pierce S. W., has recently been prompted to the . rank of sergeant and. has been transferred from Camp Ellis, III.", to San Francisco. Sgt. Dixon is a baker in the quartermaster corps. His wife and son live at 110 6th S. W. He spent a brief furlough here in December. --V-- PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT --Mrs. Bertha .Patchen, 90S Pennsylvania N. £., has had word that her son. Carl B. Patchen, has been promoted from lieutenant (j. g.) to lieutenant. Lt.- Patchen is stationed at GnlfDort, Miss., and has charge of about 250 men in public'work at the base. Before coming to Gulfport in September, Lt, Patchen had been'sta- tioned at Davisville, R . I . He entered the ' service in Oct., 1942. :,··' --V-Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. t DuPont Interior SEMI-GLOSS Washable, wear resisting, possessing a beautiful serviceable satin luster.·'Exceptional covering qualities. BOOMHOWER HARDWARE NORTHERN LUMBER CO. ·Orville Wayne Hiatt, specialist 3/c, has 'already sent a valentine to his "best girl," his mother, Mrs. Grace Jenson, 109 Monroe N. W., who received on Monday an orchid whih came direct- y from Hawaii where he is sta- sioned.. The flower had been placed with the stem in a small vial of water and wrapped in such a way .hat it arrived in perfect condition. The package bore seed inspection' card indicating that the plant had passed the require- nents necessary to cross the Jnited States border. It .was sent by air mail special delivery and was in transit only 5 days. ^Hiatt s. a mail specialist in the"'post- office at Hilo, Hawaii. Mrs. Jenson also received a nessage from her other son, Paul Phillip' Hiatt, seaman 2/c, who called by long distance from New York recently before' leaving for overseas. Seaman Hiatt had been PHONE 30 OKVILLE WAYNE HIATT --Specialist 3/c attending submarine school at New London, Conn., 'but has been transferred to a hospital unit. NOW STAFF SERGEANT-Word was received by Jesse Flores here that his brother, Tony Flares, now somewhere in Italy had been promoted at Christmas time to the rank of staff sergeant. This is the 2nd- Christmas that Staff Sgt. Flores has spent in the service. He entered in Aug., 1942, 'and' trained with an engineering outfit in Missouri. ' --V-Paratrooper Letter Tells About 'Chutes A letter from Pvt. Edward G. Jiminez, paratrooper, at C a m p Polk, La., to his mother,' Mrs. Leandra Jiminez, 610 Polk S. W., incloses a clipping telling something of the activities ol his division, an airborne division, "designed to strike through the air, and everything it has, men and equipment alike, must come in by glider or parachute." The article was'written by a private! in the glider infantry there, t ·· Airborne soldiers must be prepared lor tough marches because once their unit l a n d s it must walk it it wants to go anvwhere, There are 2 kinds of soldiers in the division: Paratroopers and glider troops. Paratroopers wear distinctive jump boots and the parachute hat-patch. Airborners, states the article, aren't usually worried about eti- quet, but it js a serious faux pas to ask a glider man whether he actually jumps out o£ a plane, or tb ask a paratrooper if he really wears those pretty shoes when he jumps. For the record the answer to the first question is no; to the 2nd, yes. There are few moments in warfare as difficult to get through as the one a paratrooper endures before he steps out of a plane into the open air with nothing between him and death but the silk on his back. Guiding and landing the-'parachute are also difficult Once the trooper lands and disengages h i m s e l f from the 'chute, he faces tTfe problems of joining his unit, securing his equipment which has also been dropped by parachute and pushing operations against the enemy. Paratroopers are sometimes unable to organize themselves into combat teams and find that they have to fight it out a l o n e in small groups. The glider units were evolved partially to bolster up this weakness. They have the advantages of being able to land ing groups a n d carry heavier equipment. A single glider will carry a number of men, a large amount of ammunition or supplies, or a jeep, all gassed up and ready to shoot out into cover when the nose is lifted after the landing. Pvt. Jiminez received his paratrooper wings at Fort Benning, Ga., in September, and had been stationed at Camp McCall. N. Car., before coming to Camp Polk. RETURN TO CAMP Sioux City, (fPj -- Brought ti Stoux City for ice harvesting 01, Crystal Lake, 325 Italian war prisoners,boarded a special train Monday evening on their return to Camp Clark, Mo., their work halted by high temperatures ant brisk winds. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globc-Gazett carrier bor. RETURNS TO OREGON--Sgt. John Ryan, son of D. P. Ryan. 523 1st N. W., left Tuesday for Camp Adair, Ore., following a 16 day ejmerxency furlough here to attend (he funeral of his brother, Sgt. Dennis P. Ryan, killed in-a plane crash at Birmingham, Ala. John entered the service in Sept., 1942, and had been stationed at Fort" Lewis, Wash., before his recent- transfer to Camp Adair. (Lock photo) --v-Whereabouts NoW wearing tbe armband of an acting corporal at Camp Roberts, -al., where he is stationed is Pvt. Element J. Craychee. 825 3rd S. W., according to word .received trom the special ofticer of the 89th infantry training battalion · at amp Roberts. Gordon D. Tanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. \V. Tanner, Rockwell who entered the service in December, has begun his military training at the transportation corps replacement training center, Camp Plauche, New Orleans. La. His wife lives at G19 Sixth Court. Harold L. Raifsnyder, master sergeant, son of Mrs. Carrie Siegfried, Rockwell, is stationed with the army hospital corps at San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has .been in the service since 1929. A brother Robert D. Raifsnyder, is with the army o r d n a n c e ^transportation somewhere in Italy. Robert entered the service in July, 1942. Aviation Cadet Bennct A. Webster, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. A Webster, 110.Carolina S. E., was graduated last week from the army air forces flexible gunnery school, Laredo, Tex., with the rating of aerial gunner, according to word received from the air field Cadet Webster will continue his training as navigator or bombardier in another training post. Lester G. Hilgardner. seaman 1/c, formerly living at 919 North Federal, is spending a 30 day leave in Mason City and St. Pau visiting relatives and friends. Seaman Hilgardner has been in the south Pacific the last 17 months and has taken part in 4 major battles. Hilgardner, who also servec in World war I; entered the service in this war in December, 1041. He will report to the west coast at the end of his leave. Howard C. Butler, son of Atty and Mrs. W. P. Butler, £4 10th N. W., has been promoted to private 1/c at ForU Riley, Kans. where he is stationed with a fielc artillery observation battalion. His brother, Charles R. Butler, quartermaster 3/c, has been transferred from Solomas, Md., to Camp Bradford, Va. --V-Sergeant Visits Home; News of Service Men Meltonville--Sgt. Leon Curtis 1 spending a 15-day furlough with home folks. He came from Louisiana but will return to Camp Carson, Colo.--Art Carberry, who re cently returned to Camp Adair Ore., has been made sargeant.-- Donald Simpson, machinist mate 2nd class, left Tuesday after spend ing part of his 30 days furlough with friends and relatives here He has been stationed at Dutcl Harbor and AUu island and thi was the first visit here in 3'. years.--Duane Eidahl and wife o Waterloo have spent part of hi furlough with her parents, Mr. an Mrs. Herman Curley. ,, ARRIVES IN ITALY--Sirs. Edward .Clinton Jones, 723 Monroe N. W., has had word from her husband, Lf. Jones, that he has arrived somewhere in Italy. Before going overseas he was stationed at Langley field, Va., as a so.uadrou ordnance officer for heavy bombardment. He is the son of. Mr. and Airs. Clinton Jones, 126 28th S. W, --V-- ON CONVOY DUTY--Word has been received here that Lt. (j. s.) James F. Kee, former Mason City high school history instructor, is now on convoy duty on the high seas. Lt. Kee r e c e i v e d his indoctrination training at Fort Schuyler, the Bronx. New York City. Lt. Kee's wife is at present teaching at Alburnett. --V-- ASSIGNED TO "THUNDERBOLT"--Clair B. Edel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles U. Edel, route 3, has been assigned to'a P-47 "Thunderbolt," the world's fastest interceptor plane, at Harding field, La., and with his fellow flyers is being taught combat flying tactics, according to word received from the public relations office there. Lt. Edel was- graduated a fighter Pilot from a Texas pilot school and received bis commission in December. ^ --V-- PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT {j- ?.)--Mrs. Mabel Ilepner, 215 Adams N. \V., has received word from her son \ somewhere in the Pacific that he has been promoted (o lieutenant (j. £.). LI. 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