Hometown News — March 18, 1943

Paul Autenreith to N.C.
Paul Autenreith, son of E.L. Autenreith, has recently advanced from Coxswain to Boatswain’s Mate second class. Paul is in the Coast Guard at the New River Marine base in North Carolina. He is now a landing barge operator and is also taking Commando tactics training.— Breckenridge Bulletin.

Arrives Safely Overseas
Mrs. Minnie Houston of Jamesport has received a cablegram from her son, Pfc. Chester Houston, saying that he had arrived safely overseas.

Robert Maharg in Air Corps
Robert Maharg has been assigned to the air corps and was sent from Fort Leavenworth to Miami Beach, Fla., for training. He is in the ambulance division of the medical corps in the army ground air corps. Cpl. Hubert Maharg, a brother, was recently transferred to Camp Blanding, Fla., which is about 300 miles from Miami Beach. — Jamesport Gazette.

Robert Wickizer Completes Course
Robert Wickizer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harl Wickizer of this city, has just completed his second course of training in the U.S. Navy at Norman, Okla., and was awarded the insignia of a third class petty officer. He expected to be transferred to a new station Wednesday. Mrs. Wickizer returned here Wednesday morning from a short visit with her husband at Norman before his transfer. Robert was home on furlough last November after he had finished his course at Great Lakes Naval Training Station—Jamesport Gazette.

Sgt. Worley to Camp Polk, La.
Camp Polk, La., March 15. — Staff Sergeant Paul E. Worley has been chosen to attend the Laboratory Technical Station Hospital School at Camp Polk, La. Sergeant Worley is a member of Company B, 81st Armored Medical Battalion, commanded by Capt. Lewis A. Vadheim. He is the son of Judge H.B. Worley of Gallatin, Mo.

Naval Aviation Cadet
David L. Ayers of Gallatin, has been ordered to active duty as a naval aviation cadet and has reported at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kas., to begin eight weeks of training in a Civil Aeronautics Authority-War Training Service school. He will receive from 35 to 40 hours of flight instruction as well as ground school training. At the conclusion of the WTS training, he will be given eight weeks additional similar training or ordered to a Navy flight preparatory school or to a Navy, pre-flight school, depending on circumstances existing at that time.

Pvt. Clarence Eads Home
Pvt. Clarence R. Eads, of Ft. San Antonio, Tex., is home on a 10-day furlough after a straight seven months of service, doing coast guard duty. He is a son of Fred Eads and wife of near Lock Springs. He arrived home March 1st and returns tomorrow, March 11th.

Pvt. Lloyd Mills to Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Pvt. Lloyd H. Mills, son of Mrs. Flo Mills of Jamesport, who was inducted into army service in January, has been sent to Fort Bragg, N.C., for his basic training.

In Hawaiian Area Five Years
John Dow Houston, son of Mrs. Minnie Houston of Jamesport, has been returned to the states after serving in the navy in the Hawaiian area the past five years. After receiving the rating of aviation machinst mate, first class, he has been on a patrol bomber. He will be stationed for a year’s training at a naval pre-flight school located at Athens, Ga. A brother, Thad Houston, seaman first class is on shore duty at Pearl Harbor.— Trenton Republican-Times.

In New Guinea
Russel Troxell, son of Mrs. Maude Troxell, former Gallatin and Jamesport resident, is in army service and is now stationed in New Guinea.

Reuben Heldenbrand’s Address
Reuben Heldenbrand of the U.S. army wishes his friends to know that his address has been changed to Pvt. Reuben E. Heldenbrand, A.S.N. 37501637; 302 Training group, 8th Squadron, Flight 30, Shepppard Field, Tex.

At Greenville, S.C.
Pvt. Jno. W. (Chuck) Page, who entered the army about a month ago, is now stationed at 342nd Air Base Sqd., Army Air Base, Greenville, S.C. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Page.

With Coast Artillery
Pvt. Hubert H. Long is stationed at Camp Pendleton, Va. and is with the coast artillery. His address is Hq. Bat., 46th C.A. Hubert was one of the owners of the Gallatin hardware before entering the service.

Pvt. Edgar Muller Home
Pvt. Edgar Muller is home from Hill Field, Ogden, Utah on an 11-day furlough. Edgar is with the air corps and is getting along o.k. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Muller, south of Gallatin. He returns to Ogden tomorrow.

Jack Miller Transferred
Naval Aviation Cadet Jack N. Miller has been transferred from Livermore, Cali. to Corpus Christie, Tex. for more advanced flight training. Jack is going to pilot one of these navy bombers. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Miller.

At Sheppard Field, Tex.
Pvt. Lloyd Drummond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Drummond, is in the U.S. air corps and located at Sheppard Field, Tex.

— from the Gallatin North Missourian, scrapbook clippings provided by Lucille Bruce