Hometown News — April 22, 1943

Pvt. Howard Beaman Home
Pvt. Howard Beaman, of the Hardo army air field and navigation school of Texas, has been enjoying a 15-day furlough, accompanied by his wife, from San Antonia, Texas. They visited his parents, Ted Beaman and wife of Milan, Mo., for several days. His relatives gave a special dinner, spread in his honor at his sister’s home in Trenton, Mo., on Sunday, April 11, then they spent a few days with his wife’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller and other relatives near Jamesport. This former Jamesport couple started on their return trip to Texas by auto, on Thursday, April 15. Pvt. Beaman has been stationed at Hardo army air field and navigation school in Texas since he enlisted in the army air corps last October.

Pfc. Chas. Brandom Home
Pfc. Charles Dudley Brandom is home for a short furlough visit with his parents, Atty. and Mrs. Chas. D. Brandom. Charles Dudley is with an armored division and stationed at Camp Chaffee, Ark. He looks splendid and as if army life agrees with him.

Tech. Cpl. Wilford McCoy on Furlough
Tech Cpl. Wilford McCoy is home on a 15-day furlough and is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McCoy and other relatives and friends. He is in the ordnance department. He is stationed at Camp Gruber, Okla., but has been on maneuvers since January 25, in Texas and Louisiana. Wilford is looking fine.

Arland Haynes Visits Here
Arland Haynes, fireman, second class, U.S. Navy, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Haynes, here for a couple of days. He is now back into his first trade. He is stationed at Port Hueneme, Cali., and is assigned to the shoe repair department. Arland was in training at Williamsburg, Va., but was transferred to the West Coast April 5. His wife continues to reside in Kansas City where she has employment.

Promoted To Corporal
Pvt. Harry Muller has been promoted to rank of corporal, and transferred from Amarillo Field, Tex. to San Diego, Cali. He is attending an advanced short course mechanics school in the army air corps. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Muller, south of town.

Naval Aviation Cadet
Naval Aviation Cadet James Weldon Macy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Macy of RFD No. 1, Gallatin, Mo., has been transferred to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., after successful completion of the primary flight training at the Naval Aid Station, Lambert Field, St. Louis, Mo. James Weldon Macy started his naval career by attending the Naval Pre-Flight school at Iowa City, la. He was transferred to this station on December 17, 1942. After three months of intermediate flight training at Pensacola, Fla., Macy will pin on his wings as a naval aviator and be commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve or a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps reserve.

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