Long Beach Independent from Long Beach, California on June 17, 1949 · Page 4
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Long Beach Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 4

Long Beach, California
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Friday, June 17, 1949
Page 4
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Pag* 4 THE INDEPENDENT!-* M..I.. edif.-M.iay. i*» IT, wt WESTERN'S SUPER VALUE! FRIDAY - SATURDAY CURB SIGNAL Killed in Pacific Battle Area BODIES OF SIX WAR DEAD RETURNED Remains of six casualties of World War II, including men lost in the Philippines, in Burma and Heavily constructed of durable music wire, chromium plated. The Curb Signal extends several inches below fender level to reach low as well M high curbs. They contact the curb, sounding a resonant warning before fenders, hub caps, wheel rings, or white sldewall tires can be damaged. -- -Easily attached. Do not confuse with lightweight and thin chrome type. Regular 98c. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ' Western Auto Supply Co. A Division *l Gamblfr-Skogme FIFTH AND AMERICAN and 2801 E. ANAHEIM PFO. GEORGE W. MILLS Hero of Okinawa Battle Mrs. Louise A. Van Buskirk, 3871 Gundry Ave. Maj. Jack B. Rittmayer, air MAJ. JACK RITTMAYER Lost Over Negros Island on Okinawa, have been returned force; Ethel B. Rittmayer, 2390 to the United States at the request Cedar Ave. of next-of-kin residing in Long | 2nd Lt. Thomas A. Stephens, air Beach. j foHje; Nina A. Stephens, 4200 Tu- As listed by the department of I la-ne Ave. Capt. Leonard A. Haen, army: William T. Haen, 5571 Myrtle Ave. Sgt. Dewey H. Lloyd, air force; the army Thursday, the men and their kin are: Pfc. George 1st Lt. Donald J. Davis, air W. Mills, force; John W. Davis, 646 Truman army; iBoyd Manor. r ^r ^ An Amazing Offer from Federal, Long Beach's LEADING CREDIT DEPARTMENT STORE ... HURRY! HURRY! HURRY! HURRY! HURRH MUM M49 r Will Put This ^ Brand New 1949 NORGE REFRIGERATOR IM YOUR KIUH£H! fte No Foolin'... If at the end of 10 days you are not convinced that this beautiful, brand new 1949 Model R849 NORGE Refrigeratoris the finest in the world, your $10 will be refunded! Open Friday You can keep it*. at the end of this 10-day demonstration by paying an additional $ 13... and only $2.50 per week on Federal's "easiest terms in town"! Evening Don't Delay! LIMITED TIME OFFER ONLY! Out of town Orders 0 Welcome! DEPARTMENT STORES 630 PINE AVENUE I/T. THOMAS A. STEPHENS Lost In Rangoon Mission Arentt A. Lloyd, 921 South St. I Pfc. Mills was fatally wounded 'when he and comrades of the 27th | Division were pinned'down by en- I emy fire while attacking a ridge | on Okinawa, Apr. 24, 1945. The 20-year-old, Long Beach- iorn soldier was felled after cov- ring the retreat of surviving members of his machine-gun crew. Among his awards arc the Pur- .tle Heart, Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Emblem and Combat nfantryman Badge. Graduated from Poly High School in 1943, Pfc. Mills entered ervice in August of 1943, training at Camp Hood, Texas, and Camp 7arson,. Cola, before going over- eas in May of 1944. In addition to his parents, Mr. v ind Mrs. M. Earl Van Buskirk of i871 Gundry Ave., he is survived jy a sister, Frances. Dilrlay Mor- uary will have charge of services. Maj. Rittmayer, decorated by ioth the army and navy after ringing down a Japanese bomber and two fighters in one day over "ubic Bay, was lost in a P-38 sweep over Negros Island in the 'hilippines, Jan. 7, 19-15. He had served as liaison officer for the 13th and 5th Air Forces in Pacific campaigns from October of 1943. Born Mar. 29, 1919 in Meeker, Colo., he was graduated from Wilson Hieh* School in 1936 and en- ured U. S. Naval Academy in 1938. Maj. Rittmayer resigned : rom the academy in 1941 for serv- ce as a flyer. Prior to his transfer to the south Pacific, Maj. Rittmayer served with the 54th Fighter jroup in Alaska from June, 1942, to February, 1943, when he returned to Florida and later attended staff school in Washington, D. C. In addition to his mother, Mrs. Ethel B. Rittmayer of 2390 Cedar Ave., he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bella Ritlmayer Raiford, who returned from Germany to attend private memorial services on June 11. Born in Indianapolis and educated at Indiana University LI. Stephens entered military service in February, 1942 and was based in China with 14th Air Force in August, 1943. When his wing was assigned to a special bombing mission with the India-based 10th Air Force, Lt. Stephens volunteered as observer and was reported missing over Rangoon, Burma, in November of 1943, at age 25. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nina A. Stephens of 4200 Tulane Ave., who will attend last rites in Arlington National Cemetery. All funds received up to and including the I Oth of each month earn from the 1st. Long Beach Federal Savings NEXT TO POSTOFFICE

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