With Our Boys in Service
- Cpl. James I. Tiffany of Delta is now an engineer gunner and will soon complete a course in combat flying at the Alexandria Army Air Field, LA. He is a member of a Flying Fortress crew and in the near future will be ready to go overseas for combat duty.
- T/Cpl. Wayne Skeeters, writes his parents that he has a 14-day furlough, which he is spending Australia. Cpl. Skeeters is a paratrooper and stationed in New Guinea. He has been overseas since June 1 and has sent home, through a friend, some interesting Kodaks of life in the tropics. He has also sent some clever pencil sketches of his own, made in his leisure time as he observed the soldiers engaged in various activities.
- Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nixon received a letter from the War Department yesterday, concerning their missing son, Lt. Vern E. Nixon. The later states that Lt. Nixon was a pilot of a P-38 Lightning fighter plane which departed from Italy on a strafing mission over Yugoslavia, September 2. Full details are not available, but during this mission at 11:50 a.m., near Parasine, Yugoslavia, his plane disappeared from the formation while our planes were strafing trains and convoys. It was the only plane not returning with the formation. The letter was dated Oct. 5, and explains that a continuous search is kept up by air, sea and land, by special troops for American soldiers who are missing in action.