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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 18, 1945
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1945 15 Germans Fill Air ! With False Directions (or American Pilots · "' L o n d o n, (Jf) -- German radio stations are attempting to send American bombers to their doom by tilling the air waves with false navigational directions, an 8th | air force spokesman said Wednesday. The Flying Fortress "Baby Slices," attempting to get back to allied lines alter it received a |t direct shell hit during a recent USE ME FOR pUICK I DISHWASHING! 'Dirty dishes sparkle c l e a n when you wash them w i t h rXECTKENB! They «lry by themselves, bright and shiny, without streaks or film. Half the time and work, at far less cost! Leaves your bands 'satiny soft, smooth. . la 25c--50c and 75c package*. raid on Wiesbaden, was given information by a German radio station which would have sent it into :he Pyrenees mountains if Sgt. Eugene Evans, 22, radio' operator, nad not done some quick calculating and ignored the signal. Bombardier Lt. Theodore Roth- kop, Omaha, Nebr., and the ship's 2 navigators were wounded and 3 of the bombers 4 engines were silenced by the shell burst. Pilot Lt. James Dimel ordered Evans and 3 gunner sergeants, including Dale McNichoIs, Huron, S._Dak., to bail out. Sgt. Samuel Soldane, Wichita, K a n s., remained to care for the wounded. Dimel and Co-Pilot Lt. Marshall Heckcerson, Red Oak, Iowa, made a belly-landing in a Belgian pasture without further injury to those remaining aboard. Sgt. Gunner Shelsey Miller is listed as missing, but the others are safe. The 2 navigators are back on duty and Rothkop is recovering in a hospital. Hanlontown Soldier Made Staff Sergeant Somewhere in India Haulontown -- Elbert Escherich, who is stationed somewhere in India, has been promoted to staff sergeant, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Escherich. Elbert has been stationed in India since September, 1943. SALADDR^SSLNG Greene Parents Hear From Their Daughter and Family in France Greene -- Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Stevens of Greene received their first word from their daughter, Madame du Jonchay of Paris, France, since September, 1943. The card states that she and her family are well. DIAMOND BROS, [ECONOMY FOOD STORES I I Open Evenings Sundays Across From Sears, Roebuck Co. I TEXAS SEEDLESS 96 SIZE GRAPEFRUIT 10...39C Head Lettuce, S's . head IQc Fresh Carrots. 2 bunches l?c I Waxed Rutabagas, 6 Ibs. 25c Yellow Globe Onions.. Ib. 4c ORANGES 43c 29c 57c New California Navels 200 Size, Dozen .. 288 Size, Dozen . . 150 Size Dozen . . Jonathan Apples ...'. 3,b, 29c 45 to 49 Lb. Bushels SPRY 1-lb. Can 25c; 3-lb. Can 69c DIAMOND'S BEST PURE VEGETABLE SHORTENING . Mb. Can 67c Large Box . 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Con, 20 Points. 17c Van Camp's BEANS Cans 25c Del Monte Creaa Corn 15c No. Z Can Dried PEACHES Rolled Oats Quick or Regular *-": We Del Monte Whole Kernel CORN Dying Pilot Saves Crew From Japs .. By REMBEKT JAMES Aboard a United States Aircraft Carrier in the Western Pacific, (JP)--A n a v y dive bomber pilot, fatally wounded in an attack on Clark field near Manila, flew his damaged plane 80 miles over an 8,000 fool mountain range on Luzon island to save his 19 year old aircrewman from capture by the Japanese. The pilot was Lt. Russell S. Wilcox, Skokie, 111. His rear- seatman, with whom he had flown months, is Walter D. Frierson, aviation radioman 2/c, Boulder Colo. Wilcox died on a life raft after he had brought his paliie down in a perfect water landing. The air- crewman told about the pilot's determination and courage after he returned safely to his carrier. The veteran combat team was in a helldiver section ol air group 20 which hit Clark field last Dee. 15. Wilcox, leader of his section, droppe_d his bombs on the target but as he pulled out of the dive anti-aircraft fire tore a hole in the wing and wounded Wilcox in the body and leg. Frierson was unable to get an answer from the pilot on the plane's radio but supposed that the hit had knocked out the radio system. He was unaware Wilcox was wounded. Two Hellcat fighter pilots, however, suspected the truth when Wilcox pulled out of formation and headed for the sea without replying to their radio calls, and showing little comprehension of their signals as they flew alongside. The-fighter pilots Lt. (j. g.) Nathan C. Wood of Guion, Tex., and Ens. Glen E. Gordon, McCracken, Kans., kept pace as the flak-riddled bomber and its wounded pilot flew back. Sometimes W i l c o x plane would s i d e slip but he always managed to right it. The climb over the mountains between Clark field, and the sea was a great struggle but Wilcox made it. Then he put the plane into a glide and Frierson was startled to hear the pilot say over the plane's radio: "We're going to have to leave the plane, so stand by the raft." Wilcox had flown almost 80 miles from Clark field when he set the plane-down off the Luzon coast out of range of Japanese guns. The 1st indication Frierson had that Wilcox was wounded came as the plane halted on the water. "Hurry up--I'm hurt," Wilcox called to his rear-seat man. Frierson helped Wilcox out of the cockpit. A Japanese 40 mm. shell had exploded there and Wilcox was Weeding badly. The plane sank while Frierson was getting ; the pilot onto their raft. Meantime the 2 fighter pilots radioed for rescue assistance when a rescue seaplane arrived. Frierson bandaged Wilcox's leg and gave him what comfort was possible, but the pilot was dead when a. rescut seaplane arrived. The seaplane pilot, Lt. Haldbert K. Evans of Orlando, Fla., picked up Frierson. They tried to get Wilcox's body into the seaplane but heavy swells made the transfer impossible and it was left on the raft. Friendly Filipinos, after the rait drifted ashore, buried Wilcox on Luzon. Prop-Wash Hangar Flying With CAP Lt. Col. Don Johnston, I o w a wing commander of the Civil Air Patrol visited the Mason City squadron Tuesday. The colonel had many things to tell the squadron staff officers. Most welcome of all was in regard to training aides. Besides the library of moving picture fiJms and film strips, which is being added to continually, there arrived in DCS Moines last Saturday a full carload of training devices. These training devices will be distributed among the 68 squadrons and flights in Iowa. The bill of lading on another large shipment has been received at wing headquarters. The Mason C i t y squadron is scheduled to receive all of the larger sixed devices. These larger pieces ai-e ailoted to squadrons that have · facilities for housing them. A partial list includes an airplane (70 per c e n t or more complete) with engine, a cut-away a i r p l a n e engine, propeller mounted on cut-away constant speed hub, gyro-compass, turn and bank indicator, rate of climb indicator, 2 types of carburetors with kit of tooJs, magneto and tools. Also there will be a visual quizzer, plastic models of planes and tanks, radio code unit with 5 keys, complete public ad- dress system, 2 different types of projectors and m a n y other items. The big p r o b l e m now is to transport all of this material from Des Moines to Mason City. Here is an excellent opportunity for persons interested in helping the war effort to lend a hand. All of this training material is regular army air force equipment that has been allocated to CAP for the pre-flight training of the boys and girls who are interested in aviation. And it isn't just for the boys and girls. You oldster's eyes will light up and shine when you see these engines and instrument that are built like a watch. As soon as enough of this equipment can be brought to Mason City every one interested will have have an opportunity to examine and handle every piece. It will be lots of fun. Fire Prevention Committee to Meet With Fire Fighters .A meeting of the fire prevention committee of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce will be held at the fire barn Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The meeting ,,;)! !,,, v._i,i ., · ji. _ _ _ i - . - Ranch House Pancakes will be held with a neering safety engi- f ircmcn and class' for others interested. The program will include a new film oh types of fires and how to fight each one, a question and answer period on fire fighting problems in homos, plants and public'buildings. During an intermission period HIGHEST PRE-WAR QUALITY A Delicious Treat with Toultry or Meat there will be an inspection of the fire department, following which new technicolor film, "Flame Fuels," will be presented, accord- ins to L. A. Page, chairman of the fire prevention committee. Kiccvillc--Miss Anila Weber went to Chicago (o attend the wedding ot her sister, Eunice to Paul Kelly of Elma, which took place Monday. Wesley--J. L. Studer who went to the Veterans' hospital in Des Moines Nov. 3, returning to his home here Dec. 30, was taken back to the hospital Monday. Kll 1. CONTAINS LANOLIN 2. IT'S KINO TO YOUR HANDS 3. CLEANS AND RENEWS EVERYTHING 4. WONDERFUL FOR DISHES AND THE FAMILY WASH uty *T GROCERY · HOWE · DRUG T O D A Y V V S I E T Y * O E P T S T O R E S LAN-O-SHEEN is on sale at BOOMHOWER HARDWARE RYE BREAD NATIONAL National's Bakery Goods Are Delivered to Your Store Fresh Daily Cracked Wheat NATIONAL BREAD 10 1-lb. 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