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North Carolinians Service Records Taken from the Burlington, North Carolina Daily Times News This document contains statewide casualty lists along with items local to Alamance County. October 6, 1944 to November 10, 1944 October 6, 1944 Killed in Action Asiatic Area: Pfc. Edw. Hatch, Mrs. Sadie Hatch, mother, Aden Pvt. Ernie M. Propst, Mrs. Helen S. Propst, wife, 611 N. Lafayette, Shelby Pvt. James C. Roten, Mrs. Maude F. Roten, mother, Warrenville Pfc. Dillard S. Triplett, Mrs. Mattie R. Triplett, mother, Blowing Rock Pfc. Jones H. Bradley, Mrs. Jesse J. Tutwilee, mother, 502 Tilden St., Raleigh Pvt. Jasper H. Carter, Mrs. Bessie H. Carter, mother, Mocksville Sgt. J.B. Hollifield, Mrs. Victoria G. Hollifield, mother, Blowing Rock Pfc. Alonzo L. Muretz, Mrs. Alice D. Muretz, mother, Todd Tech. 5th Grade Jack H. Noble, Mrs. Annie R. Noble, mother, Belhaven S/Sgt. Linguin(?) F. Owen, Mrs. Ila M. Owen, mother, Roseboro Pvt. Paul Pardue, Mrs. Mamie S. Pardue, mother, Hiddenite Pvt. Thomas A. Ratchford, Jr., Mrs. Margaret M. Ratchford, mother, 317 Broad St., Gastonia Pfc. Alexander F. Vestal, Mrs. Nina F. Vestal, mother, 515 Cole St., Raleigh Sgt. Cecil B. Young, Mrs. Annie M. Yount, wife, Waynesville European Area: Pvt. Herman M. Autry, Mrs. Elsie Autry, wife, Forest City Corp. Lee R. Bradley, Mrs. Minnie Bradley, mother, Gerlon(?) Pvt. Boyd A. Brown, Mrs. Bonnie F. Brown, wife, Wilmington Corp. Howard Butts, Mrs. Ernie J. Butts, mother, Lillington Pfc. Richard M. Casey, Albert B. Casey, brother, Winston-Salem Tech. 5th Grade James E. Clark, Mrs. Geneve M. Clarke, mother, Manteo Pfc. Arthur G. Edwards, Landon H. Edwards, father, Alexander Pvt. Arnold A. Effler, Mrs. Ruby J. Effler, wife, Micaville Pfc. Blanco Eller, Mrs. Ruth H. Eller, wife, Jefferson Pfc. Lacy W. Eury, Mrs. Ida Eury, mother, Monroe Pvt. James O. Hayes, Mrs. Effie S. Hayes, mother, Louisburg S/Sgt. Ernest B. Herndon, Mrs. Rena B. Herndon, mother Grover Pvt. Milton Hill, Mrs. Lizzie M. Hill, mother, Kinston Pvt. Virgil L. Hudson, Mrs. Martha F. Hudson, mother, Rte. 3, Box 91, Hickory Pfc. James D. Honeycutt, Mrs. Lizzie c. Honeycutt, mother, New London Pfc. James R. Ingle, Mrs. Mary B. Ingle, mother, Rte. 4, Asheville Pvt. Monnie H. Israel, Mrs. Fannie E. Israel, wife, 314 Nashville Rd., Rocky Mount Pfc. James W. Jackson, Dewey Jackson, father, Mill Spring Pvt. Warren C. Jones, Mrs. Blanche Thomas Jones, wife, 1910 Taylor St., Durham Tech Sgt. Hinton C. Lewis, Mrs. Dorothy V. Lewis, wife, Rte. 5, Burlington Pfc. Graydon D. Little, Mrs. Madeline C. Little, wife, 47 Buchanan Avenue, Asheville Staff Sgt. James M. Long, Mrs. Rosa L. Long, mother, Rte. 4, Winston-Salem Pvt. Paul W. Luffman, Mrs. Lizzie Luffman, mother, Benham Flt. Officer Louis N. McGranahan, Louis N. McGranahan, father, Rte. 4, Durham Pvt. Luther B. Meads, George W. Meads, father, Rte. 1, Elizabeth City Pfc. Forrest Merritt, Jr., Mrs. Katie H. Merritt, mother, Magnolia 1st Lt. Joseph M. O’Brian, Richard H. O’Brian, father, Oxford Sgt. Henry N. Penland, Mrs. Ruth Penland, wife, Candler 1st Lt. Cleveland F. Pinnix, Mrs. Lila Pinnix, wife, 387 Kimberly Avenue, Asheville Pvt. Ivan Pinnix, Mrs. Minnie W. Pinnix, wife, Clyde S/Sgt. Ernest T. Scales, Mrs. Hettie O. Scales, mother, 1500 East 25th St., Winston-Salem Pfc. Ernest Smith, Mrs. Maybell S. Smith, wife, Bryson City Pvt. Moragne W. Stephenson, Bessie L. Stephenson, mother, Swannoa 2nd Lt. Will H. Stevens, Mrs. Mabel F. Stevens, mother, Smithfield Pfc. Floyd H. Stiles, C.D. Stiles, father, 507 S. Yates St., Gastonia Pfc. Thomas Todd, Mrs. Fannie G. Todd, mother, Whiteville S/Sgt. William F. Walker, Mrs. Gladys R. Walker, wife, Gisson(?) Pvt. Herbert E. Wall, Mrs. Martha M. Wall, wife, Marion Pfc. Jean S. Ware, Mrs. Azile Ware, mother, Reidsville Pfc. Leon N. Whittington, Mrs. Cora M. Whittington, mother, Southern Pines Corp. Houston W. Williams, Miss Mildred L. Williams, sister, Mount Holly Pfc. Lester Wyatt, Mrs. David Wyatt, mother, comet Mediterranean Area: Pvt. George H. Baldwin, Jr., George H. Baldwin, father, Skyland Pvc. Spencer S. Campbell, Romus F. Campbell, father, Jonesville Pvt. Clyde T. Curlee, Mrs. Dorothy M. Curlee, mother, Lenoir Pvt. Raymond E. Goodman, Mrs. Nona B. Goodman, wife, Jefferson Pvt. Hubert D. Horton, Mrs. Zula L. Underwood, sister, Concord Pvt. Kelford Kennedy, Mrs. Evelyn H. Kennedy, wife, Lucama Pvt. Truman W. Langley, Mrs. Florie B. Langley, mother Asheboro 1st Lt. James H. Markham, Mrs. James H. Markham, wife, Leland S/Sgt. James H. McGee, Henry S. McGee, father, 1314 Verdun St., Winston-Salem Pvt. Marvin E. McLaughlin, Mrs. Alice M. McLaughlin, mother, Acme Corp. Kenneth Y. Powell, Mrs. Annie R. Powell, mother, Whiteville Pvt. Fred A. Stack, Mrs. Minnie L. Stack, Mooresville S.W. Pacific Area: Pfc. Robert G. Brackett, Jr., Mrs. Mattie Q. Brackett, mother, Gastonia S/Sgt. Jack G. Flinton, Mrs. Clara Lucas, mother, Greensboro Pvt. Hela H. Kennedy, Mrs. Mildred C. Kennedy, wife, Kinston Tech. 5th Grade Hiram p. Lankford, Mrs. Jesse L. Wright, sister, 300 Fairview, Asheville October 9, 1944 Navy Casualties Motor Machinist Mate 1st Class Edwin Canaday, USN, missing, Clarence Canaday, father, Lumberton Pfc. Richard E. Smith, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Lena Watson Smith, mother, 1903 Filmore St., Raleigh Pfc. Charles W. Steadman, USMC, wounded (previously reported wounded on casualty list of 8-25-44), James Steadman, brother, Black Mountain Pfc. Wilber J. Webb, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Pink Webb, mother, Jackson S2C Nat Thomas Wilkins, Jr., USNR, wounded, Mrs. Leslie Wilkins, mother, Holly Springs Our Men and Women in Service: Pvt. Boyd L. Burke, brother of Mrs. Clarence C. Reid of Burlington and R.L. Burke of Graham was wounded in action in France on Sept. 19 according to information received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Burke of Bear Creek. Pvt. Burke entered the service with the Army one year ago. Before that time he was employed by the Burlington Mills Corp. Technician 5th Grade Paul Sparks formerly of this community died in Italy late in September from wounds received in action. T-5 Sparks has been in the Army since 9-23-38, serving in the field artillery. He received training at Ft. Bragg and at Camp Blanding, Fla. He is survived by his father, Sheldon of Gaffney, S.C., and three sisters: Ruby Bell, Minnie Lee and Lula Bell Sparks and the following brothers: Pvt. William S. Sparks who was with his brother in Italy and who attended his funeral; Lin, John, Nick, James and Roth Sparks. Another brother, Pfc. Roderheaber Sparks, was killed in action in November of 1942. Sgt. Roscoe E. Humphries of this city has been awarded the Bronze Star for his achievements wit the army field artillery in France. Serving as a radio operator, he transmitted commands for liaison officers on July 16 until he was wounded and the radio destroyed by enemy mortar fire. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Corland of Altamahaw. Prior to entering the service he attended Graham High School and was later employed by the Glen Ravin Mills. Serving since 1940, he has been overseas 23 months. Pfc. Marvin C. “Buddy” Wade was recently transferred to Mitchell Field, N.Y. after spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Wade of Brookwood. Word has been received that he has now been transferred back to the 160th A.A.F. Base unit (F.C.) at Langley Field, Va., where he will take up his former duties in the Medical Corps of the Air Corps and will report for duty this week. Samuel H. Huffstetter, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Huffstetter of Haw River has been commissioned a second lieutenant at Selman Field, Monroe, La., on Oct. 2. He will go into concentrated combat training at some other field. The 44-12 class in which he graduated was the largest navigation class in the history of military aviation. S/Sgt. Jake F. Neely, 121 Graves St., Burlington, has recently arrived at Welch Convalescent Hospital, the army’s new reconditioning center in Daytona Beach. He is the son of W. Neely and was formerly employed by the Full Knit Hosiery Company at Burlington. His wife, Mary Neely, lives at the above address. He entered the Army in April of 1942 at Ft. Jackson, S.C. Captain Edward B. Jordan of Burlington has been awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in combat while serving with the 85th “Custer” Division on the 5th Army front in Italy. His sister-in-law, Mrs. Pat B. Bass, lives at 116 Clanner St. Pvt. Nolan P. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Grady of River Street, Graham, is now in France. He was inducted into the Army at Camp Croft, S.C. and received training at Ft. Jackson, S.C. and Camp Wallace, Texas. He was stationed at Ft. Meade, Md., and Camp McCain, Mississippi before going overseas. Pvt. James W. King spent a 13 day furlough with his wife and son. Mrs. King is the former Pauline Amick of Rte. 4, Burlington. Pvt. King entered the service on 4-5-44 and received boot training at Ft. McClellan, Ala., and was transferred to Ft. Meade, Md. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. King, Rte. 4, Burlington John C. Spoon(?), USN, has recently been promoted from Fireman First Class to Water Tender Class. He is now in a hospital in Boston, Mass., for a rest after coming back from duty in the Mediterranean. He went into the Navy on Oct. 20, 1943 and received basic training at Great Lakes, Ill. He was then assigned to a ship. His wife, the former Lucille Isley is making her home with her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. Z.V. Isley, Rte. 6, Burlington. Pvt. Bryant W. Vaughn has returned from France where he was wounded July 28. He is the son of N.C. Vaughn of Lakeside Avenue and is now at a hospital in West Virginia. October 10, 1944 William Irving Bell, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Bell, 1809 Church St., died of wounds received in France on Sept. 5. The wounds were received while a member of the U.S. Naval forces. He entered the service on July 10(?), 1940. He trained at Norfolk and went to sea on an ammunition ship. He made two trips to Pearl Harbor and was there when the Japanese attacked. He was in the Guadalcanal and Solomon Islands action and at Oahu. He received his first leave from August 15 to October 2, 1943. It was granted because of battle fatigue and he then reported to Washington, D.C. for special training. There he was promoted to Petty Officer First Class and assigned to an invasion troop ship that participated in the action at Normandy. In 1939 he was a Golden Gloves champion while a student at Broad View High School and in 1940 was a sports editor of the high school annual. He was born at Oriential on October 19, 1921. He is survived by his parents, three brothers, two sisters: D.J. of the Navy, Irving, Jr., James, Misses Thelma and Helen of the home; his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Wilkinson of Aliance, N.C. and Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Bell of Hamlet, N.C. His body was interred in the American Cemetery in France. Word has been received by Mrs. D.A. Hodges of 302 6th Street that her son Sgt. Warren G. Hodges who has been missing in action since Sept. 3 was killed in action on that day somewhere in Belgium. He is the son of Mrs. D.A. Hodges and the late D.A. Hodges of Burlington and has been serving with the 26th Infantry for a year. He entered the service in March of 1943 and received training at Camp Robertson, Ark., Camp Young, Colo., Camp Shelby, Miss., and Ft. Meade, Md. He is survived by his mother and a brother Dewey who is a high school student and by a sister Mrs. Bob Page of Durham. October 11, 1944 Navy Casualties: Shirley A. Alexander, (no rank given), USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Lena A. Alexander, 1409 Walnut St., Greensboro Pfc. Edward D. Barefoot, USMCR, died, (previously reported wounded on naval casualty list of 8-2-44), Mrs. Edward D. Barefoot, wife, 128 West King St., Kinston; Fulton Barefoot, father, 305 S. Walle St., Benson Pfc. James W. Kirkendall, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Ada L. Holcombe, mother, Waynesville. S1C Ben Taylor Loftin, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Rena Henly Loftin, Mt. Holly Pfc. William L. Raines, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. William L. Raines, wife, Swannanoa; Mrs. Alpha W. Raines, mother, Black Mountain ANM1C James Worth Reece, USN, died (previously reported missing on naval casualty list for 8-10-44), Mr. and Mrs. Eulus Lee Reece, parents, 2451 Cypress St., Greensboro Pfc. Calvin R. Spainhour, M.C.R., wounded, Jrs. Glennie Spainhour, mother, Kernersville October 15, 1944 Our Men and Women in Service: RM2C Charles L. Hall, Jr., HA2C Miss Turner, Pfc. Robert E. Hall The two gentlemen are two of the four sons in service of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. hall of Burlington, first cousins to Miss Turner, stationed at the WAVE quarters of the U.S.N. Hospital at New River, N.C. She has been in service for three months and received training at Bronx, N.Y. Pfc. Hall is at Keares, Utah, recently transferred from the Station Hospital in Greenwood, Miss. He entered the Army in November of 1942; RM2C hall has been in the service since October of 1941 and received his training at the Naval Base in Norfolk, Va. Mrs. E.J. Rippy of 1015 Webb Avenue has been notified that her nephew Pfc. James D. Way, 20, has been reported missing in action in France since 8-29. He entered the service on 12-2-40. S/Sgt Howard Core has been awarded the Bronze Star for displaying courage and devotion to duty when he and a group of volunteers carried ammunition, water and supplies to the front line troops who were cut off by enemy infiltration and brought back wounded. Granville Sharpe, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Sharpe of West Davis St., who is now back with his outfit after being wounded and has been promoted from the rank of captain to major. Navy Casualties: S2C Carl Ernest Headrick, USNR, dead, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Leroy Headrick, parents, Carthage S1C Talmadge Clinton Jenkins, USNR, dead, Mrs. Oscar Walter Jenkins, Monroe Pfc. Colon H. Loflin, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Friendless Sarah Loflin, mother, 107 Oak Street, High Point Steward’s Mate 1C James Thomas O’Neal, USN, dead, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson O’Neal, parents, Bayboro Far From Dixie: SW Pacific Bomber Base: From the friendly cotton fields of Dixie to the flak filled air above Balikpapen of Borneo is a far piece but many boys from Dixie were aboard the 13th Air Force Liberators on the historic October 1 strike against the source of 15% of Japan’s aviation fuel. It was the longest raid in the southwest Pacific with the heaviest load. The target was full of heavy ack ack guns and the gunners were sharp. The planes fought their way through about thirty Zeros to smash the power plant of a large refinery, hit several tanks and ships at a dock during the opening aerial salvo against Borneo. Among the boys from the deep South on this longest of over water southwest Pacific raids were several pilots, gunners, bombardiers, navigators, and engineers. Some came home in badly crippled ships, with gas low, some surviving crash landings at advanced fire fields when their gas ran out. Tech. Sgt. Fred C. Hyde of Tuskgee, N.C., was engineer on one of the planes. Bombardier Harry M. Suttle, Jr., got off his bombs on the primary target. Sgt. Harry B. Bryson of Henderson, N.C. and Sgt. Oscar L. O’Brien, Jr., of Rockingham, N.C. were gunners on the same ship. S/Sgt. James W. Snow of Biltmore, N.C. was a radio man and gunner; Tech Sgt. Henry V. Sawrey, Smithfield, N.C., was engineer on another ship which also contained S/Sgt James B. Shaw, assistant radioman from Thomasville, N.C. Tech Sgt. John W. Stroud, Jr., of Black Mountain, N.C., was an assistant engineer. On the same ship was gunner S/Sgt. Carl Iddings, 218 N. Harrington, Raleigh. Tech Sgt. Roy T. Ammons was a radio man on one ship, his home is in Spartenburg. October 18, 1944 Our Men and Women in Service: Y2C George Lineberry returned to Norfold, Va., Thursday, after spending a seven day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Lineberry, 80 Webb Avenue. Word was received last week of the safe arrival of another son, Richard Lineberry, serving in the U.S. Navy after participating in the invasion during the summer. T/Sgt. J. Carroll Jefferies, has safely arrived in Italy. He received training at Camp Crowder, Missouri in the Signal Corps and was transferred to Druro Field, Fla., where he remained two years. Before shipping overseas, Sgt. Jefferies went into the ground crew of the Air Corps. He is the husband of the former Blanche Somus, and brother of W.N. Jefferies of the Fogelman-Jefferies Corporation in Burlington. Mr. and Mrs. J. Floyd Douglas entertained at a dinner at their home on Rte. 5, Tuesday evening for Pfc. Marvin N. Aldridge who was home on furlough from Ft. Knox, Ky., and for Levi Aldridge who left yesterday for Ft. Bragg. Guests invited were Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Aldridge, parents of the honorees, , Misses Lula, Nellie and Mary Alice Aldridge and Mildred Mitchell. T/Sgt. Lloyd J. Bluff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vance Bluff of Efland, N.C., has been awarded the third Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal. He is a radio operator of a veteran Liberator bomber group which has passed the 100 mission mark and is a Burlington High School graduate and has been in the Army since 11-28-43. He received his training at Scott Air Field, Ill. Sgt. John P. Loy, Jr., top turret gunner on an 8th A.F. B-17 Flying Fortress has recently been awarded the Air Medal by his squadron commander, Major Francis C. Eberhart. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Loy, Sr., Rte. 2, Snow Camp. His wife is the former Nellie Lee Bowman and lives at Rte. 6, Burlington. Prior to his entry into the A.A.F., in June of 1943, he was employed by Fairchild Aircraft Co., in Burlington. Corp. Elmo L. Garrett, son of Mrs. Elmer T. Garrett, Rte. 3, Mebane, stationed at an 8th Air Force station in England, is a member of a fighter command Mustang group which has destroyed more than 200 Nazi aircraft. Prior to entering the service Oct. 21, 1942 he was a textile worker at the Burlington Mill Co. 2nd Lt. Clarence G. Haynes, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Haynes, 103 S. Mebane St., is at present a fighter pilot in a P-51 Mustang group with an 8th Air Force fighter station in England. Prior to entering the A.A.C. in Sept. of 1942, he was employed as a draftsman by the Olsen and District Co., architects and engineers at Raleigh. He attended North Carolina State College. Pfc. James C. Loy has returned to Courtland Air Base, Fla., after a seven day furlough with his wife Mrs. Fannie J. Loy at the home of Mel Thompson in Graham. George H. Isley, Jr., Aviation Radioman 3C, is spending a few days on leave here in Burlington with friends and relatives after completing an operational training for radio gunner in a Navy dive bomber at Jacksonville, Fla. He joined the Navy on 9-15-43 and had his basic training at Pensacola, Fla. He has since been stationed at Milton, Fla., and Jacksonville and will report to San Diego, Ca. Pfc. John F. Smitherly is serving in a quartermaster truck company at an air base of the 8th Air Force in England. He has been overseas since Jan. of 1943. Corp. Claude H. James, son of Mrs. W.R. James of Winston-Salem has been transferred from France to Belgium. He had been in service since July of 1941 and overseas since August of 1942. October 16, 1944 Our Men and Women in Service: Pfc. Carl E. Moore is spending a leave with his mother, Mrs. R.J. Moore, Rte. 1, Elon College. He was confined in Asheville General Hospital and will report in Asheville after his leave. Sgt. Charles Grigg, husband of Mrs. Anna Lee Grigg of Race St., Burlington, has completed four weeks of jump training and has won the right to wear Wing and Boots of the U.S. Army Paratroopers. Mrs. J.E. Erwin has been informed that her brother S/Sgt. Everett Clyde Andrews was seriously injured in Holland on Sept. 17. 1st Lt. Vander B. West, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. B. West, 202 Adams Street, has been awarded the first Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is a pilot for a troop carrier squadron, 10th Air Force that operates against the Japanese throughout the China-India-Burma area. The promotion of M.A. Rhodes, son of Mrs. M.B. Rhodes, 612 Gilmer Street, from Corporal to Sergeant, has been announced recently. He is an armorer and ball turret gunner on a Flying Fortress. He was formerly employed at Burlington Mills. Richard C. Flynt, S2C, is serving in the Navy at Camp Peary, Va. He recently spent the weekend with his parents Mr. and Mrs. I.J. Flynt of Haw River. He went into the Navy on May 16, 1844. Sgt. James O. Meeler, husband of Bessie Meeler, 721 Kevitt St., is now advancing through France with the 9th Air Force Service Command Unit servicing the planes and bombers. He entered the service in December of 1942. Malcomb A. Lea, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Boone, Gibsonville, was commissioned ensign in the Naval Reserve and designated a Naval Aviator recently at the Naval Air Training base at Pensacola, Fl. Pvt. C. Jackson of Haw River has been cited by his regiment 34th “Red Bull” Division and awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for actual participation in combat with the enemy on the 5th Army front in Italy. Pfc. Exum H. Foust returned recently to Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas, after spending a furlough here with his mother, Mrs. G.A. Foust and wife in Durham. David R. Foust returned to his home in West Palm Beach, Florida after spending ten days with his mother also. Word has been received by Mrs. Muriel S. Teague of this city that her husband, Lt. Giles L. Teague has been awarded the second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal. He is the pilot of a Flying Fortress stationed somewhere in England. He entered the service on Nov. 19, 1942 and has been overseas since June. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Teague of Rte. 1, Graham. Captain Agnes Killam of Burlington, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Killam, entered the Cadet Nurse Corps on Sept. 29 at Knoxville, Tenn. She is a graduate of E.M. Holt High School and she spent last weekend with relatives in Burlington. Sgt. Lloyd S. Davidson is a member of a B-24 Liberator Squadron which has been cited for completing 54 missions against the Germans. He is the son of Frank S. Davidson of 907 Park Avenue. His wife is Mrs. Betty P. Davidson and lives at 906 S. Park St. Before entering the Army in 1842 he was a textile worker at Burlington Mills. He has been in the European theater of was since last November and serves as an aircraft mechanic. Pfc. Raymond W. Kernodle, son of Mrs. Wyenes Kernodle, Rte. 2, has been promoted to corporal. He is a bridge builder with the 1st Armored Division of the 5th Army in Italy. 1st Lt. Samuel T. Woodson, Jr., 106 Brooks St., a P-51 Mustang fighter passed the 260 hour mark of combat flying against the enemy while participating in a heavy bomber assault mission to the Rekescohs Rail Road Yards in Hungary on Sept. 21. Pfc. John M. Thornton, Sr., Rte. 2, rifleman, is fighting with the 168th Infantry Regiment, veterans of more than 300 days of combat duty in Italy. The 168th was part of the 42nd Rainbow Division in World War I. In its two and a half years overseas it has been on the line in Italy almost constantly, since landing at Paesturn(?) on Sept. 21, 1943. Corp. Worth G. Goodman, formerly employed by Burlington Mills, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Goodman, 612 Durham St., is presently assigned to a fighter outfit in the active defense of the Hawaiian Islands as a radio operator. Frank D. Waddell, S2C, has returned to Ft. Pierce, Fla., after spending a six day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Waddell, Rte. 4. He received basic training at Camp Peary, Va., and was sent to Urbana, Ill., where he received signal schooling. He was employed at the E.M. Holt Plaid Mill before entering the service on April 4, 1944. Jack and Bill Abner, sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Abner of Lakeside Avenue, have recently been promoted in rank. Jack has been in the Navy since November of 1941 and was promoted to Yeoman 1st Class. He has been on shore duty for the past year but was recently transferred to an underwater demolition team. Bill, who is stationed at post headquarters at Ft. Bragg was promoted to S/Sgt. He has been in the Army since August of 1942. Charlie S. Crouch, S2C, arrived safely on the Admiralty Islands in the south Pacific on Sept. 28. He was inducted on 3-17-1944 and took basic training at Camp Endicott in Rhode Island and Camp Park, Ca. Before entering the service he was employed by Glen Raven Silk Mill at Altamahaw. His wife and two children reside at Elon College. Pfc. Herman T. Roswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Roswell entered the service of his country in May of 1942 and serves with the infantry. He received training in Mississippi, California and New Jersey and is now somewhere in Italy. He has been awarded a combat medal and the European Theater ribbon with a bronze star for participation in the Italian campaign. He was an agriculturist before entering the service. Pvt. Victor C. Hatch of Mebane is now somewhere in France. He is a member of a signal corps company. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Hatch of Mebane and the husband of Mrs. Ruby Hatch, 308 North Main St., and has been in the service two years. October 18, 1944 Navy Casualties: Pfc. Jacob P. Cullins, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Elde P. Cullins, mother, 104 Logan, Raleigh. S1C Johnny Roland Davis, USN, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Roland, parents, 302 S. Vance, Gastonia Corp. John Lacy, Jr., USMC, dead, John Lacy, Sr., Lumber Ridge Heroism which cost the life of a soldier and injured another brought the announcement that Bronze Star medals have been awarded to two men of the 89th Infantry Division for their efforts in extinguishing a fire in a gun pit during the Italian campaign last March. The two men, Pvt. Max Cohen of New York and Pvt. Leon C. Harrell of 575 Fairview Rd., Biltmore, N.C. saw the fire raging in a gun pit containing field pieces and a large amount of ammunition. They ran tot eh spot to put out the flames though both were aware of the danger of the explosion from the heated ammunition. In spite of terrible heat, they entered the pit and fought the fire until the explosion which killed Pvt. Cohen and injured Pvt. Harrell. Wounded In Action: European Theater Sgt. Thad M. Benton, Mrs. Janie M. Benton, mother, Rte. 1, Jonesville. S/Sgt. Frank W. Bradshaw, Mrs. Margaret A. Bradshow, mother, Burlington Sgt. Henry P. Brewer, Mrs. Robert Elk, sister, 914 Evans St., Greenville Pvt. William D. Buchanan, John W. Buchanan, Sr., father, Green’s Creek Sgt. Jasper E. Leonard, Mrs. Waverly L. Leonard, mother, Rte. 3, Rocky Mount. Pfc. Christopher C. Lynn, Jr., Mrs. Dela A. Lynn, mother, Rte. 5, Durham Pfc. William H. Macemore, Mrs. Cindy P. Macemore, mother, 230 West 9th St., Winston-Salem Pfc. William W. McCarter, Marshall R. McCarter, father, Rte. 8, Canton Pfc. Walter R. McGhee, J. Walter McGhee, father, Rte. 7, Greensboro Pfc. Omer W. Montsinger, Mrs. Margaret Lucille Montsinger, wife, Rte. 1, Kernsville Pfc. Leroy Pearce, Mrs. Dorothy Pearce, mother, Rte. 1, Lewisburg Pvt. George R. Phillips, Mrs. Lillie W. Phillips, mother, Hill Street, Silver City S/Sgt. Brady H. Pinner, Mrs. Helen E. Pinner, wife, 144 Duval St., Concord Captain Richard L. Rice, Mrs. L.P. White, mother, Rte. 4, Raleigh S/Sgt. William G. Russell, Mrs. Sally K. Russell, mother, Gold Hill Sgt. Uless C.L. Sizemore, Mrs. Irene B. Sizemore, wife, Rte. 2, Canton Sgt. James D. Stallings, Mrs. Tinna A. Stallings, mother, Albemarle Pvt. Sanford L. Chandley, Mrs. Alpha S. Chandley, mother, Rte. 3, Marshall Tech 5 Grade Grover A. Chaney, Mrs. Mae V. Chaney, mother, 121 Cemetery Street, Winston-Salem. Pvt. Theodore English, Mrs. Olive M. English, mother Pfc. Sunny W. Farmer, Mrs. Mary I. Farmer, mother, Rte. 1, Macclesfield Sgt. Jack S. Furr, Mrs. Jennie T. Furr, mother, Badin Sgt. Oliver F. Garland, Mrs. Mary Garland, mother Tech 5 Grade Charles G. Hoover, Jr., Mrs. Dorcas V. Hoover, wife, 33 Main St., Cooleemee. Pvt. Travis G. Jestus, Thomas C. Jestus, father, Rte. 3, Winston-Salem Pvt. Paul R. Kennedy, Grady L. Kennedy, brother, Rte. 1, Concord Sgt. Henry M. King, Mrs. Richard M. King, mother, Warrenton Pvt. Paul Kirkham, Mrs. Norma(?) Kirkham, mother, 311 Hanover St., Wilmington Pvt. Vernon C. Langley III, Mrs. Lizzie A. Langley, mother, 511 Haughton, Williamston Tech 5 Grade Richard H. Lassiter, Mrs. Lois H. Lassiter, wife, 1211 Thissell St., High Point S/Sgt. Kenneth B. Wiggs, Mrs. Dora D. Wiggs, mother, 519 West. Council St., Salisbury Pfc. Columbus C. Wright, Mrs. Linie E. Wright, mother, Rte. 2, Lawndale Pfc. Robert P. Yates, Mrs. Clearsia V. Robinson, mother October 19, 1944 Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Covington of Mebane have been advised by the Navy Department that their son A.M.M. 3C C.D. Covington, Jr., has been killed in a plane crash in California. He entered the Naval Air Corps in August of 1942 and took his basic training at Great Lakes, Ill., and advanced training in aviation mechanics at Navy Pier, Chicago, Lake City and Jacksonville, Florida air bases. In October, 1943 he was sent to the Pacific area where he took part in the invasion of the Marianas and the Caroline and the Marshall Islands. His squadron lay harbor mines in the famous raid on Truk Harbor. He was attached to a patrol squadron flying the consolidated PB2Y3 patrol boats. He returned to the U.S. in July of 1944 and after a 30 day furlough returned to the west coast for further training and re-assignment. At the time of his death he was making preparations for going overseas. He graduated from Alexander Wilson High School in 1938 and entered the State College where he studied milk production. Prior to entering the service he was employed by the Pine State Creamery in Raleigh. He was active in 4H Club work in Alamance County. He was a member of the dairy judging team from North Carolina at the International Livestock Show in Chicago in 1937 in which the state won high honors. Surviving besides his parents are the following sisters and brothers: Martha Lee at Duke University; Alma at Mitchell College, Statesville; William of the Navy; Neal, Jim, and Blanche of the home; his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Jim Covington of Meband and John J. Fenton of Haines City, Fla. Ladd Fuqua, EM4C, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Fuqua of Burlington, and husband of Mrs. Willie Lee Fuqua of Durham ahs been declared dead, the Navy Department recently advised his mother. He had been reported missing on Sept. 23, 1943 at Salerno, Italy where he was serving on a minesweeper. Prior to entering the service he was employed by Duke Power Company in Durham. Pfc. Reese Zachery of Graham, husband of Mrs. Evelyn Curtis Zachery was officially reported killed in action in France on Sept. 21. He had been in the European theater of war since July when he went first to Italy and then to England. He was in training one year at Camp Claiborne, La., and six months at Camp Howze, Texas. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Joan Carroll Zachery and his mother, Mrs. C.L. Clark of High Point. Pfc. Raymond Hunter Carpenter, son of J.R. Carpenter of Burlington and Mrs. Huston Craig of Durham was killed in action in the south Pacific according to a telegram received by members of his family. He joined the Marines on Dec. 12, 1941 and was trained at Parris Island, S.C., and at New River, N.C. He had been overseas 29 months and had seen action in Guadalcanal, Gloucester and in six other campaigns. He was attached to the 5th Marines. October 20, 1944 Our Men and Women in Service: Word has been received by Mrs. Paul Yarborough that her husband Pte. Yarborough has safely arrived in England. He was inducted into the Army on April 5, 1944 and received basic training at Ft. McClellan, Ark. He reported to Ft. Meade, Maryland on Aug. 31 before going overseas some time in September. Prior to entering the service he was a manager at Alamance Dry Cleaners in Burlington. Pfc. Everett L. Stafford is stationed at Scott Field, Ill., where he is taking training in radio. He has been in the service since 4-19-42 and is the son of Carl L. Stafford of Snow Camp. Pvt. Kermit I. Stafford another son of Carl Stafford, is completing his basic training at Camp Blanding, Fla. He entered the service on June 23, 1944. Word has been received here by Mrs. William Alton Roberson that her husband Pfc. William Roberson has arrived safely in France. He entered the Army in November of 1942 and received training at Camp Adair, Oregon. He was on maneuvers on the Arizona and California desert 19 months before going overseas and was stationed at Camp Carson, Cal. He is the only son of Mrs. Onnie Roberson, Rte. 2, Burlington and is a member of the 104th Timberwolf Infantry Division. S/Sgt. Robert D. Truitt, son of Mrs. L.C. Brady of Elmira St., is now in a hospital in the Solomon Islands. He was recently visited by his brother Pvt. Clyde Truitt whom he had not seen for three years. Sgt. Truitt received his training at Parris Island, S.C. and at New River before going overseas 20 months ago. He had taken part in the campaign against Guadalcanal and in the landing at Cape Gloucester. Before entering the Marines he was employed by the Bellmont Division of the Burlington Mills. Pvt. Clyde M. Truitt, also a son of Mrs. L.C. Brady, entered the Marines in February of this year and trained at New River before being sent overseas three months ago. He was in defense work in Alexandria, Va., before volunteering for the service. Pfc. William S. Goebels, Jr., paratrooper and husband of Mrs. Ruth Johnson Goebels, who was recently reported missing in action in France has been seriously wounded and is in a hospital in England. He had been overseas 18 months and entered the service on April 3, 1940. Sgt. James S. Johnson, brother of Mrs. Ruth Johnson Goebels is in England. He entered the service 8-13-42 and is serving with the Army Air Corps. He participated in the Italian invasion and was wounded and sent from a Sicilian hospital to a hospital unit in England. Pvt. Rezzie A. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Thompson, Rte. 2, Liberty, has returned to Ft. Knox, Ky., after spending a ten day furlough with his parents. His brother, Pvt. Calvin C. Thompson is stationed at Camp Wheeler, Ga. Pvt. Willard E. McCurdy, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.J. McCurdy, has returned from 25 months active duty in the Aleutian Islands. He entered the service in March of 1942 and received training at Ft. Bragg. He is now stationed at North Camp Hood, Texas. S2C Eugene M. Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Wood of Graham and brother-in-law of Pvt. Willard E. McCurdy above, is on duty aboard a seaplane tender somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. He received training in Bainbridge, Md., and was stationed at St. Simms Island, Georgia. He recently spent a leave with his wife, the former Erosille(?) McCurdy and their daughter. S2C Joseph C. Williams has returned to California after spending a 15 day emergency furlough at home due to the illness of his father D.C. Williams. He received basic training at Camp Peary and is now at torpedo school at San Diego, California. He entered the service in May of 1944 and his wife and son are making their home on Logan Street. S1C J. Gordon Allred has been serving with the fleet in the Pacific for the last five months. He entered the Navy 12-26-43 and took training at Bainbridge, Md. Before going overseas he was employed by Wilson Hosiery Co. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Allred, Rte. 6, and the husband of the former Adell Barnwell. She and their son Billy are living on Whitesett St. His younger brother Otis is with the Army somewhere in France. Pvt. Curtis W. Moore recently spent a seven day furlough with his wife Mrs. Sadie Moore and son Curtis, Jr., of Haw River and visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Moore, Rte. 7, Burlington. He entered the Army 8-15-44 and received training at Ft. Jackson. Mrs. H.C. Hall of Hatch St has received word that her husband Corp. Hall has arrived safely in France. He volunteered for the Army Air Corps 9-28-42 and trained at Gunter Field, Ala., Keesler Field, Miss., Smyrna Air Base, Tenn., Maxwell Field, Ala., Ft. Myers, Fl., and Drew Field, Tampa, Fl. He has been in England since September of 1943 and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. hall of this city who have three other sons in the service. Pvt. Grover C. Hill, Jr., is with the infantry somewhere in France. He entered the service on March 17 and was stationed at Camp Fannir, Texas. He spent a 12 day furlough in August with his wife Mrs. Delona Hill and his two children who are living in Altamahaw with his parents Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Hill. He was stationed at Ft. Meade, Md., before going overseas. Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Neal of 111 Hamilton St. have received word that their son, Pvt. James W. Neal has arrived safely in France. He was inducted into the service on Jan. 15, 1943 and received training at Ft. Lewis, Washington and Camp Phillips in Kansas. Before this he was employed by A.J. Whitesmore & Sons. Pvt. Earl G. Malone has graduated from the A.A.F. Flexible Gunnery School in Tyndall Field and will take his place as a member of the combat crew of an A.A.F. bomber. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Malone of Central Terrace. S/Sgt. Marion Swangin returned from six months in the European theater of operations and was expected to arrive on about Oct. 12 at Ft. Bragg prior to reaching his home at 411 Porter St where he will visit his parents. Pfc. Henry O. Wharton of the Marines is on duty in the Pacific. He is a camouflage expert in the Marine Air Corps. He is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Wharton, 109 Anthony St., and his wife, the former Helen Douglas of Pine Bluff. Corp. Duncan D. Wells has returned to Camp Robinson, Ark., after spending a 15 day furlough with his wife Mary Shoffner Wells. He entered the service in December of 1942 and was stationed in California before being transferred to Camp Robinson. He is the son of Mrs. Bessie Duncan of Rte 2, Now Camp. Sgt. Walter G. Walters of Saxtapahaw has recently been promoted from corporal to his present rank. He is the son of Mrs. M.F. Walters. He received his promotion for outstanding achievement when fighting with Lt. General Patch who is with the 7th Army in France. Captain Ernest C. Dameron of the infantry whose wife Mrs. Billye Reeves Dameron is making her home with her sister Mrs. H.D. Wilson at 7026 Front St., has been awarded the Bronze Star for heroic action in connection with the military operation against the enemy near Mt. Barrigada, Guam, M.I., on 8-4-1944. Captain Dameron, Regimental 5-3, volunteered to lead a patrol to contact the Marines. On Sept. 23 he was promoted to the rank of Major in the A.U.S. October 20, 1944 Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Whitfield of Graham of the death of their son S/Sgt. Jimmie Whitfield who was reported killed in action in the south Pacific on Sept. 22. Before entering the service, Sgt. Whitfield was a professional ball player with the St. Louis Cardinals, with whom he signed in 1941 and played one season with them. He was previously employed by the May Hosiery Mills here and played with the May Baseball Club. He entered the service in November of 1941 and received basic training at Camp Croft, S.C., and was sent overseas with the 31st Wildcat Division. The report stated that he was killed during the invasion of the Palau Island Group. In his last letter written home to his parents just a few hours before he was killed he wrote “soon you will hear about our victory. You will be shocked to know where we are. I want you to know in case anything happens to me it is God’s will. I am proud to be the son of such a fine father and mother. When I think of my sisters, you, and my wife I know my fighting is worthwhile. We are the best soldiers in the world. We have the best equipment and everything is in our favor. For three years I have worked very hard for this chance. I have two strikes on them and am about to throw a curve ball. They cannot hit curved balls.” Pvt. Calvin C. Glasgow, 19 years old, and son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Glasgow, Rte 6. Burlington, died in France on Aug. 12 of wounds received in action on Aug. 8, the War Department advises. He entered the Army Dec. 13, 1943 and received basic training at Camp Croft, S.C. and had served over seas since June. October 21, 1944 Our Men and Women in Service: Pvt. Willard Forbis has returned to Camp Chaffie, Ark., after spending a 14 day furlough with his wife and family at 510 Cameron St. He received basic training at Ft. Knox, Ky., and prior to entering the service on may 19, 1944 was employed at the Burlington Mills Warehouse. Pvt. P.N. Thompson, Jr., with the Military Police somewhere in France has been awarded the Good Conduct Ribbon. He has been overseas since January of 1944. Prior to entering the service he was a linotype operator for the Daily Times News. His wife, the former Pauline DeBruler and son reside with her parents on Rte. 3. 1st Lt. Lon A. McCauley, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Lon A. McCauley, Rte. 2, and 2nd Lt. Harvey E. Core, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey E. Core originally of Graham have recently completed an orientation course designed to bridge the gap between the training in the states and combat soldiering against the enemy in France. T/S George Alfred Parrish of Henderson and Haw River, a former employee of Burlington Dye and Finishing Company here has earned a rest after 35 missions as an engineer gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress. Before his return to the States he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Presidential Citation and the E.T.O. Ribbon after with two battle stars. Sgt. John C. Robertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Robertson, 418 Hillcrest Avenue, was one of a large group of ground personnel on a 15th A.A.F. P-51 Mustang Fighter Group in Italy who voluntarily responded to a recent urgent request of a front line medical unit for blood donors. Sgt. Robertson, a re-fueling unit operator in the Engineering Section of this group, entered the A.A.F. in January of 1942 and has been on active duty overseas in North Africa and Italy for twenty months. Master Sgt. Jeffree H. Sharpe of Haw River has been awarded the Bronze Star for outstanding achievement as crew chief of the 7th A.A.F. Liberator Bomber “Bolivor” which flew 72 missions against the Japanese in the Pacific area. Before entering the service he was employed by Barnwell Brothers. Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Isley of Rte. 6 have received word that their son Pfc. Homer M. Isley has been moved to Holland. He entered the service in July of 1941 and went overseas in October of 1942. He was stationed in Iceland 23 months and since that time has been in England and France. He was employed at Holly Ridge before entering the service and going overseas. Sgt. Thomas Hunter and his wife have returned to Ft. Benning, Ga., where he is a member of a paratroop division, after spending a two week furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Hunter of Graham. Pvt. Franklin Inman will receive the wings of the Paratrooper Division Saturday. He entered the service Jan. 1, 1944 and received training at Camp Campbell, Ky., and was sent from there to Ft. Benning. Mr. and Mrs. R.L. McPherson have received the Purple Heart that was awarded to their son Pvt. Raymond V. McPherson, killed in action in France July 4, 1944. Mrs. Molene Sharp has been notified by the War Department that her husband Bynum Bernard Sharp has been reported missing in action since 9-21. He was inducted into the army May 13, 1943 and was trained at Ft. Hood, Tex. Before going overseas on 8-9 he was stationed at Ft. Meade, Md. James Lee Florence of the U.S. Navy is home on a 30 day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Florence of Mebane. For the past several months he has been on active duty in the southwest Pacific and served on the New Hebrides Islands. He will report to San Diego, Cal., for re-assignment. Sgt. John B. Johnson has been promoted from the grade of Corporal. He entered the Army in November of 1942 and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Johnson, Rte. 3, Apex. His wife Dorothy resides in Burlington. Brevitt Hook of Capon Bridge, W. Va., who was a student at Elon College prior to his entry into the service has been promoted to staff sergeant. He is a top turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber group and has been overseas since early August. Carl H. Moser, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Moser, 417 Rahut Street has been advanced to Seaman 1st Class rating. He is the husband of Mrs. Louise Armstrong Moser of this city. October 25, 1944 Bronze Star Awards: T-Sgt. Atwood B. Davenport, Jr., infantry, RFD 1, Roper, N.C.; S/Sgt. Fred T. Proctor, infantry, RFD 1, Rocky Mount. Flying Cross was awarded to the following members of the U.S. Army 15th Air Force: 1st Lt. Isaac W. Ashburn, Jr., 966 West 4th St., Winston-Salem 1st Lt. Jiles L. Sumner, 42 Carter St., Asheville S/Sgt. William H. Cox, Jr., Leicester Corp. Amos F. Hall, Jr., of this city and the late Ollie Walker Hall, entered the Army in March of 1943. He received basic training at Ft. George G. Meade, Md., and was stationed at Camp Pickett, Va., before going overseas in March of this year. Prior to his entry into the service he lived in Oyster Bay, L.I., N.Y. and is now somewhere in England. Pfc. Horace M. Waystaff is now stationed in the south Pacific after having received training in Alabama. He is the son of Viola Waystaff of Shepherd Street of this city. S/Sgt. John W. Dillard, son of Bessie Dillard Vance is with the 302nd Fighter Squadron in Italy. He entered the service Sept. 3, 1942 and received basic training at Luke Field, Arizona and later graduated from Technical School Squadron in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sgt. Alexander Leath entered the service Dec. 4, 1941 and received training at Oakland, Calif., and is now serving somewhere in Africa. Corp. Mack Leath entered the service Oct. 30, 1942 and was trained at Peoria, Ill., and is now somewhere in Africa. They are both sons of Cora Leath Grant, Rte. 3. October 26, 1944 Memorial service will be held at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Mebane on Sunday afternoon for Pvt. James E. Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Edwards of Mebane who was killed in action on Aug. 30. The deceased was the husband of Mrs. Cora Wright Edwards and is survived by one daughter, Marie, in addition to the wife. October 27, 1944 Three soldiers from this vicinity were reported missing in action in the European theater, information revealed this week. T/Sgt. Robert E. Lee has been missing in Germany since Oct. 4; Pfc. July Long has been missing in France since Oct. 1; and Pfc. Joseph K. Grubbs of near Mebane has been missing in Holland since Sept. 18. Sgt. Lee is the nephew of Mrs. J.E. Campbell of No. Main St., Burlington. He was with the 117th Infantry and had bee overseas since Feb., of this year, winning the Bronze Star for meritorious service in France. He entered the service with the National Guard in 1940 and received basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C.; Ft. Benning, Ga.; Camp Blanding, Fl.; and Camp Atterbury, Ind. Pvt. John C. Long is the husband of Mrs. Beulah Warren Long and the son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Long of Maple Avenue, Burlington. He has been in the Army since March of this year and has been in France since Sept. 17. He trained at Camp Wheeler, Ga., before going overseas. Pvt. Joseph E. Grubbs was the brother of Miss Ollie Grubbs of Rte. 3 of Mebane. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division and participated in the invasion of France and was given the Purple Heart for wounds received at that time. He was with the same outfit when reported missing. Prisoners of War Interned by Germany: Pfc. Broughton F. Baker, Eulie E. Baker, father, Rte. 1, Holly Springs Pvt. Harry F. Baxter, Mrs. Frances Baxter, wife, 106 N.E. Avenue, Kannapolis Pfc. Carl J. Benge, Earl R. Benge, father, 115 East Allison St., Statesville Pvt. William H. Hall, Mrs. Annie J. Hall, mother, Rosehill Pfc. Will M. Harrington, Mrs. Martha D. Harrington, mother, Rte. 3, Rockingham S/Sgt. Daniel F. Harrison, Jr., Daniel F. Harrison, Sr., father, Gastonia Pfc. Claude I. Hicks, Jess Hicks, father, Bakersville S/Sgt. James R. Jones, Mrs. Mary Jones, wife, Rte. 3, Greensboro Pfc. John A. Knox, Mrs. Mary E, Knox, mother, Rte. 2, Cleveland Pvt. Louis W. Mackesson, Jr., Louis W. Mackesson, Sr., father, Statesville 2nd Lt. Walter W. Mallard, Jr., Wade W. Mallard, father, Box 143, Trenton Sgt. Andrew L. Nesbit, Mrs. Gertrude N. Nesbit, mother, 502 Rose St., Statesville Sgt. Francis S. Nine, Jr., Francis N. Nine, Sr., Rte 1, Gary Sgt. Tuttle E. Pardue, Jr., Mrs. Virgie L. Pardue, wife, 203 Spring St., Mt. Airy 2nd Lt. Dort B. Payne, Mrs. Elizabeth Payne, mother, Rte 5, Winston-Salem Pfc. Joe Reed, Miss Nannie L. Reed, sister, Nesbit Court, Wilmington S/Sgt. George W. Scearce, Houston W. Scearce, father, Box 67, High Point Pfc. Alvin H. Sherrill, Mrs. Mabel Y. Sherill, wife, Rte 2, Huntersville Pfc. Gordon M. Smith, Jones M. Smith, father, Rte. 2, Pink Hill 2nd Lt. Leonard G.(?) Smith, Robert V. Smith, father, Rte. 3, Canton Pvt. William F. Stevens, Mrs. Betty W. Whisnant, mother, c/o C.S. Whisnant, Granite Falls. Pvt. Robert F. Stroud, Mrs. Susan H. Stroud, mother, 1008 E. Bright St., Kinston Pvt. Oscar B. Taylor, Mrs. Lula B.Taylor, wife, 123 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem Pfc. James W. Tofftan, Mrs. Ida Wheaton Gardner, mother, 120 Arlington St., Rocky Mount Sgt. Wilburn B. Turnmire, Mrs. Mabel L. Turnmire, wife, Rte. 1, Box 184-D, Hudson Pfc. Carl L. Yost, Mrs. Cora F. Yost, mother, 508 Counsel St., Salisbury Interned in Hungary: S/Sgt. Glen M. Hedrick, Mrs. Hattie P. Hedrick, mother, Rte. 1, Box 26, Conover Another group of battle hardened Marines from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Divisions are back in the South on furloughs. They include: Corp. Swindill Calvin Price, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Price, 151 Kerr Street, Concord Pfc. James Ray Shaffner, 20, son of Z.M. Shaffner of Julian 1st Sgt. Edward Cabe, 32, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cabe of Franklin From Raleigh: Corp. Harold Plumer Averette, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy V. Averette, Rte. 3 Pfc. David Lester King, 36, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. King, 125 S. Bloodwork St. Sgt. Maj. Claude Mason Wright, 32, son of Mrs. Bernie Wright of Roanoke Rapids. Navy Casualties: Pfc. Raymond Hunter Carpenter, USMC, dead, Mrs. Mary Craig, mother, 306 Lenerly St., Durham, James R. Carpenter, father, 722 E. Davis St., Burlington F/1C Roy McCraw, USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Blain McCraw, parents, Mill Spring Corp. Glarfi(?) Leroy Smith, USMC, dead, Mr. and Mrs. James D. Smith, parents Silver Star was awarded to T/Sgt. Clyde M. Burleson, infantry, of Pinkly Station, Gastonia. The citation says: “The initiative and courage displayed by Sgt. Burleson on June 6, 1944 in France reflected great credit upon himself and the armed services of the U.S. Burleson was Staff Sergeant at the time he won the decoration. The deaths of three more Alamance Co. soldiers in the European was theater were revealed here today by their respective next of kin. Pfc. Wilbert P. Bryant and Sgt. James M. Bryant, sons of Mrs. W.E. Bryant of Rte. 3, Burlington, and Pfc. Roy Hartline, brother of Mrs. Lee Cheek of this city are the latest victims reported. Pfc. Wilbert Bryant was reported missing in action in France on June 24 but his mother was advised by the War Department that he was officially determined to having died in action. Sgt. James Bryant was killed July 28 after serving with the Army almost three years. Surviving the Bryant victims in addition to the mother are five sisters: Mrs. Richard Demont of Altamahaw, Mrs. Rufus McKinney of Yanceyville, Mrs. A.E. Grubbs and Mrs. V.A. McKinney of Burlington, and Miss Louise of the home. Also, three brothers, J.W. and Clyde of Burlington and Claude of Elon College. Pfc. Hartline, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Hartline of Statesville, was killed in Italy on Sept. 13. Assigned to the 5th Army Group, he landed in North Africa last March and went from there to Italy. He had been in the service since Nov. 16, 1942. Our Men and Women In Service: Maj. Marshall Holt, son of Mrs. R.E.L. Holt and husband of Mrs. Althea Holt has ended his first six months of service overseas with the wing headquarters which recently directed over 100 serial attacks of vital Nazi targets in Europe. Major Holt is a ground officer. S/Sgt. Clinton S. Hester is on duty in the aircraft engineering section of a B-17 Flying Fortress squadron which has been cited by the President for bomb attacks on targets in Germany on 1-11-1944. He is the son of Mrs. Harold Trottinger of 104 Franklin St. 2nd Lt. Benjamin Dulin Stearns, son of C.A. Stearns, 714 Church St., received his Silver Wings as aerial navigator in the A.A.F. at San Marcos Texas last Saturday. Eugene Thomas, 693 High St., who has been stationed at the Third Training Center of the W.A.C. at Ft. Oglethorp, Ga., will attend the medical lab technicians course at Wakeman General Hospital at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Sgt. William T. Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Lowe, 509 Ranhut(?) St., is assigned to the supply section of the Air Service Command somewhere in England. He has been in the service two years and is a former employee of May Hosiery Mills here. Pvt. George L. King, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. King, Sr., Rte 3 and Pvt. Earnest(?) R. Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garney Leonard, 404 Parker St., are with a unit that recently celebrated one year stay in Italy with a party in a beautiful Italian villa close to the sea. Both boys are with a military police unit assigned to the Air Service Command which has been overseas more than 20 months. He was formerly an employee of McEwen Hosiery Mills and has a brother Paul King who is also in the army. Pvt. Leonard was employed by Taberdrey Manufacturing Co., in Haw river and his brother Pfc. Otis Leonard is in the army. Pfc. James H. Parrott has returned to Ft. Myers, Fla., after spending 15 days with his wife Mrs. Bertha R. Parrott and daughters Kaye and Carole at their home on Rte. 1. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Parrott of Church Street and entered the service 3-17-44. He was trained at Keesler Field, Miss., and recently graduated from gunnery school at Ft. Myers at which time he received his gunner’s wings. His family has returned to the fort with him to make their home as he has been made a permanent member of the instructing division there. Before entering the service he was employed by the local police office. Pvt. Kathleen M. Carroll is preparing for an army job at the 3rd W.A.C. Training Center at Ft. Oglethorpe. Her entry into the Army makes a total of three service stars for the Carroll family for she has two brothers in the service, S1C James P., Navy and Crop. Wesley W. in the Army. She is the daughter of Mrs. J.L. Crawford, 114 Bellevue St. Sgt. Eugene G. McIver, 117 N. Ireland St., is a member of the 1st Field Artillery Observation Battalion, U.S. Army, which was cited with the Croix de Guerre with gold star. He is entitled to wear the following other ribbons: American Defense Ribbon, European-Middle Eastern-North African Campaign Ribbon, with three bronze battle stars. Charles M. Hurley, 409 St. John St., has been promoted from sergeant to staff sergeant. He is the son of C.H. Hurley and his wife Mrs. Sue Hurley who lives at the above address. He has been overseas since July of this year and has participated in several high altitude precision bombing attacks as the tail gunner on the Liberator “Mary Harriett” based in England. S/Sgt. John H. Porterfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Porterfield, Rte. 1, has just flown his first combat mission over Nazi Europe as engineer and top turret gunner of his crew aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress and has been awarded the Air Medal. His wife, Mrs. Shirley Porterfield, lives in Long Island City. Before entering the A.A.F. in July of 1942 he was engaged in farming with his father in North Carolina. The promotion of John F. Thompson, Jr., from the rank of second lieutenant to first lieutenant was announced recently by Col. Robert W. Burns of Ecru, Miss., commanding officer of the 351st Bombardment Group. He is 23 years old and a B-17 Flying Fortress bombardier, a veteran of more than a score of combat missions over enemy Europe. He has taken part in aerial attacks on Berlin, Hambur, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Meresburg, Weimer, Rhine, Madgeburg, and other vital enemy installations. He has been decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He attended the University of North Carolina and before entering the Army on 7-8-42, he worked for the Moss Hosiery Company here. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Thompson, Sr., live at Westerwood, Burlington. John Howard Lea and Fred Allen Lea, are sons of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Boone of Gibsonville. John Lea is a machinist’s mate in the Naval Reserve and received training at Bainbridge, Md., and is now stationed in Pasco, Washington. He volunteered for the service on 5-11-43. Fred Lea volunteered 11-4-42 and was trained at Columbia, S.C., Macon, Ga., St. Louis, Mo., and Pensacola, Fl. He is commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve, designated as a Naval Aviator on 9-19-44. He spent a fifteen day leave recently here. Pfc. Herman E. Stearcy and Pfc. Thurman Searcy, twin brothers serving with an M.P. unit and sons of Mrs. J.T. Stearcy, 601 Grace Avenue, are members of the VIII Fighter Command which celebrated its 2nd anniversary recently by destroying 24 enemy planes in two days somewhere in England. Navy Casualties: Pfc. Elgin Connor, USMCR, wounded Mrs. Clara Lee Connor, wife, Burlington Pfc. Newby C. Disher, USMCR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. David L.P. Disher, 117 Miller St., Thomasville. Pfc. Elan D. Dixon, USMCR, died, Ms. Bland D. Dixon, wife, Mrs. Enice E. Dixon, mother, Jefferson S1C Norris Grady Hamilton, USNR, died, Mr. and Mrs. Colon Hamilton, Clayton Corp. Joseph P. Harris, USMCR, died, Mrs. Annie P. Harris, mother, 1910 Alexander Road, Raleigh, William A., Harris, father, Goldsboro Pfc. Louis M. Andrews, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Hazel Coble, mother, 318 E. Garrell St., Greensboro Sgt. Morris L. Johnson, USMC, died (previously reported wounded on casualty list of May 5, 1944), Morris L. Johnson, father, Hendersonville October 31, 1944 Wounded in Action: Pfc. Guilford P. Adams, Mrs. Stella K. Adams, mother, Rte. 1, Willow Spring Pfc. Walter H. Adams, Mrs. Louise Nelson Adams, wife, Collettsville S/Sgt. Howard S. Allen, Mrs. Stella Allen, mother, Rte. 2, Four Oaks Sgt. John T. Allen, John M. Allen, father, Box 222, Warrenton Pfc. William F. Anderson, Miss Ella G. Anderson, sister, 717 Washington St., Shelby Pfc. Lester W. Angel, Mrs. Lilly M. Angel, mother, 148 Welch St., Mt. Airy Pvt. Amos R. Arrowood, E. Arrowood, father, Nealsville Tech Sgt William L. Atwell, Mrs. Kathleen E. Atwell, wife, 1313 E. Kinnon St., Charlotte Pfc. Carl Barnes, Mrs. Hope Smith, mother, 221 Washington St., Roanoke Rapids S/Sgt Robert S. Barnes, Mrs. Edith Pennell, sister, Rte. 2, Taylorville Pfc. Charles S. Barneycastle, Mrs. Lillie B. Carter, aunt, 300 Clinton St., High Point Pvt. George L. Boone, Mrs. Mary R. Boone, wife, Rte. 3, Rocky Mount Pvt. John T. Boswell, Mrs. Elizabeth E. Carner, sister, Prospect Hill Pfc. Charles L. Britt, James L. Britt, father, Cander Sgt. Arthur C. Bryson, Miss Callie E. Bryson, sister, 192nd St., Cramerton S/Sgt. Walter Baumgardner, Mrs. Mertie C. Baumgardner, wife, 105 Amazon St., Davidson Pfc. Carl A. Butler, Miss Verna E. Butler, sister, Hoffman Pvt. Norman B. Campbell, James M. Campbell, father, Paw Creek Pvt. Thomas A.Campbell, Mrs. Mary K. Campbell, wife, Rte. 2, Red Springs 1st Lt. Battle W. Champion, Mrs. L. H. Champion, mother, Clayton Pfc. Troy Champion, Mrs. Gertrude C. Champion, mother, Rte. 1, Tryon Pvt. Elwood J. Chaney, Mrs. Carrier E. Chaney, mother, Rte. 2, Mt. Airy Pfc. Roy H. Chrisley(?), Mrs. Myrtle E. Martin, mother, Rte. 1, Summerfield Pfc. Grady W. Ellis, Mrs. Eliza Ellis, mother, Parkton Pvt. Austin H. Fouts, Mrs. Clara M. Fouts, mother, 803 Fisher St., Thomasville Pvt. Floyd C. Garland, Will Raleigh Garland, father, Rte. 1, Honeycutt Pfc. George K. Guice, Mrs. Betty Guice, mother, Rte. 5, Hendersonville Pfc. John L.(?) Hancock, Mrs. Alice M. Hancock, wife, Rte. 2, Thomasville Pvt. Paul M. Hastings, Paul B. Hastings, father, Rte. 3, Winston-Salem Pvt. Howard M. Haynie, Mrs. Novelle J. Haynie, wife, Gastonia Pfc. John J. Heavener, Jacob H. Heavener, father, 206 Sikes Avenue, Wadesboro Pfc. William E. Hedrick, Mrs. Pauline Y. Hedrick, wife, Rte. 1, Elon College S/Sgt. Richard O. Helmes, Edward Helmes, father, Rte. 1, Concord S/Sgt. Ernest W. Halleck, Mrs. Viola C. Halleck, mother, Rte. 3, Winston-Salem Corp. John D. Holt, Mrs. Frankie Holt, mother, Rte. 1, Albemarle Pfc. Carl S. Horne, Mrs. Mattie K. Horne, (no relationship given), Rte. 1, Beulaville Pvt. Bearle T. Huff, Mrs. Nannie Bowen, mother, Rougemont S/Sgt. George W. Hughes, George W. Hughes, father, Hope Mills Pfc. Adolph Hustek, Mrs. Mary Voracek, sister, 1545 11th St., N. Faro Pvt. Luther L. Isley, Jr., Mrs. Mary Isley, mother, Rte. 5, Burlington Sgt. Cluster A. Ivester, Mrs. Mae L. Ivester, mother, 1222 Hillsboro Rd., Winston-Salem Tech. Sgt. Joseph P. Jablonsky, Mrs. Lute(?) Jablonsky, wife, 2814 Hillsboro road, Durham Sgt. Henry E. Jenkins, Mrs. Ruth V. Jenkins, wife, 324 Madison, Roanoke Rapids Pfc. Johnnie H. Jennings, Mrs. Bessie Harris (no relation given), Farmer Pvt. Henry R. Johnson, Mrs. Gladys P. Johnson, wife, 507 Park St., Asheboro Tech 4th Grade Franklin N. Johnson, Mrs. Nannie Bell Johnson (no relation, no town) Tech 5th Grade Luther D. Jones, Mrs. Effie Jones, mother, Rte. 2, Norlina Pvt. Julian C. Knett, Mrs. Chloe O. Knett, mother, Rte. 1, Oxford Pfc. Henry R. Krieg, Mrs. Vergie M. Krieg, mother, Rte. 5, Greensboro Pfc. Willie N. Lewis, Mrs. Mary Bell Lewis, mother, 103 Dean St., Gastonia S/Sgt. Allen A. Lisenby, Mrs. Lottie Lisenby, mother, Rte. 3, Wadesboro Pvt. Asa R. Lloyd, Mrs. Harriett Lloyd, mother, Rte. 3, Vanceborn Pfc. Samuel N. Lockey, Mrs. Adell K. Lockey, mother, 215 North Bryard St., Charlotte Pvt. Melvin W. Long, Isaac W. Long, father, Star Rte., Nakina S/Sgt. James R. Lloyd, Dock S. Lloyd, father, Rte. 1, Warrenton Pfc. Otis McClary, II, Mrs. Louise Brady, sister, Rte. 1, Gold Hill Pfc. Woodrow W. McDonald, Mrs. Annie McDonald, wife, Rte. 1, Broadway Pfc. James T. McDowell, Mrs. Anna M. McDowell, mother, 508 Railroad St., Albemarle Staff Sgt. Willis A. McManus, Jr., Mrs. Carrie B. McManus, mother, Rte. 1, Midland Pvt. Paul S. Messick, George F. Messick, father, Rte. 8, Lenoir Pvt. Robert P. Miller, Mrs. Broadus C. Miller, wife, Rte. 2, Albemarle Pvt. Floyd L. Phillips, Mrs. Ada F. Phillips, mother, Rte. 2, Bennett Sgt. William L. Pickette, Walter H. tuck, step-brother, 617 North Main St., Scotland Neck Corp. Daniel W. Piggott, Mrs. Ettie M. Pittogg, mother, Rte. 1, Tabor City 1st Sgt. Alver W. Plemmons, Mrs. Lettie Plemmons, mother, Rte. 1, Chandler Pfc. Crone T. Purser, Mrs. Ada H. Purser, mother, Rte. 2, Marshville Pfc. Earl W. Rader, Mrs. Muriel E. Rader, wife, Rte. 3, Lenoir Pfc. James R. Reavis, Mrs. Mae R. Patterson, sister, 307 Gidney, Shelby Pfc. James E. Richards, Mrs. Zulu Cooke Richards, mother, Rte. 3, Lawndale Pvt. James E. Robinson, Mrs. Alma R. Robinson, wife, 2509 Summit Avenue, Greensboro S/Sgt. Herbert E. Rogers, Mrs. Evelyn Rogers, wife, Rte. 2, Charlotte Sgt. Edward S. Sanders, Mrs. Hattie Sanders, mother, Rte. 1, Wilmington Pfc. Arlie C. Shaffner, Mrs. Flora C. Shaffner, mother, Gibsonville Pvt. James A. Sinder, Mrs. Minnie L. Goddy, mother, Dallas Pfc. Victor H. Smith, Mrs. Edna M. Smith, mother, Highlands Pvt. Harding Snow, Jr., Preston J. Snow, father, Mayodan(?) William L. Tharpe, Mrs. Bettie May Tharpe, mother, Ronda Pvt. Warren F. Walker, Mrs. Preddie E. Walker, mother, Rte. 1, Henderson Pfc. Elias(?) B. Ward, William A. Ward, father, Rte. 1, Rich Square Pfc. Jack G. Whelstine, Mrs. Willie A. Whelstine, mother, Church St., Kings Mountain Pvt. Paul M. Wright, Mrs. Susie W. Lemont, mother, Laurinburg Pfc. Merrill S. York, Mrs. Laura York, mother, Rte. 3, Forest City Silver Star awarded to Pvt. William R. Millen, Jr., King’s Mountain, N.C., for gallantry in action in Normandy on June 6, 1944 Word has been received here of the death of Pfc. Edwin L. Turner who was killed in action somewhere in France on Oct. 9. He entered the service in March of 1942 and received his basic training with an armored division at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas and went overseas in November of 1943. Surviving him are his wife Mrs. Sallie Crabtree Turner of Swepsonville, his mother, Mrs. L.E. Turner, Rte. 1, Haw River, four sisters—Miss Donnie and Mrs. C.L. Carden of the home, Mrs. Albert Johnson and Mrs. Cecil Tomlinson of Burlington and two brothers, Raymond and Garland, both of the home. November 4, 1944 S1C Burton Cates, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Cates, 203 Beaumont Avenue, has finished training at the Amphibious Training Base in San Diego, Calif. He recently was promoted to Petty Officer and before his entry into the Navy was employed at the Norfolk Navy Yard. He is now on duty somewhere in the Pacific. Pfc. Albert Roney Cates, another son, is with the M.P. on duty somewhere in the Hawaiian Islands and has been overseas since June. Prior to his entry into the Army he was a student at the local high school. Pfc. Winefred Overman, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Overman, Rte. 6 and husband of Mildred Cates Overman, is somewhere in France with the 104th Division. He received training at Camp Adair, Oregon and Camp Carson, Calif. He is the brother-in-law of the two Cates brother listed above. Sgt. Charles F. Neese, Jr., (Patie), son of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Neese, 710 W. Davis, recently completed his two years of overseas duty with the 15th A.A.F. P-39 Lightning Fighter Bomber Group now based in Italy. The group was one of the first long range fighter group units in the Mediterranean theater of operations and was sent into action in Africa in December of 1942. Since the first mission from African soil on Christmas Day, 1942, the group has achieved an outstanding combat record rolling up the top score of any fighter unit in this area rolling up over 550 enemy aircraft shot down in aerial combat. He has been awarded the Good Conduct medal, wears three campaign stars on his European, African, Middle Eastern ribbons and the Distinguished Unit badge with two clusters. Vernon Matthew Winfrey, S2C has returned to Camp Peary, Va., after spending a ten day furlough at his home on Sumner Street with his wife Mrs. Abra(?) Winfrey and their daughter June Carol. He volunteered for service on D-Day and took his basic training at Camp Peary. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. V.G. Winfrey, Sr., of 916 Park Avenue. V.G. Winfrey, Jr., S1C, Norfolk, Virginia, recently spend the weekend with his wife and daughter and visited his parents. He is also the son of Mr. and Mrs. V.G. Winfrey, Sr. Pvt. Paul E. Terrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Terrell and husband of Mrs. Mary Terrell, recently reported to Camp Chaffee, Arkansas after visiting his parents and his family on Rte. 4. He was trained at Ft. Knox, Ky., and was formerly employed at May Hosiery Mills. His brother, Pvt. Albert A. Terrell, has just completed 16 months of serving in the European theater of the war. He received his basic training at Camp Campbell, Ky., and was stationed in Pennsylvania before going overseas. He was employed at the Standard Hosiery Mill before entering the service. Pvt. Bynum Sharpe, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Sharpe, Rte. 1, was reported missing somewhere in France after September 21. He has been overseas two months and has been in the service two years. He was stationed at Camp Maxey, Texas before going overseas and took training at Camp Hood, Texas. S2C Orbin C. Hopkins, Jr., recently spent a ten day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Hopkins, Sr., Rte. 4. he was inducted into the Navy on July 15, 1944 and received boot training at Camp Peary, Va. He is stationed at present at Camp Bradford, Va. Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall D. Isley that their son Pfc. Marshall B. Isley has arrived safely in England. He was inducted into the service October 20, 1942 and received his training at Camp Campbell, Ky. Before going overseas he was stationed at Camp Barkley, Texas. Mrs. Lila Apple Cobb, 500 Georgia Avenue has been notified by the War Department that her husband Pvt. William Richard Cobb, was wounded in France on Oct. 10. He was inducted into the service on March 17, 1944 and received training at Camp Fannin, Texas and Ft. Meade, Md., before going overseas on August 23. He was formerly employed by Full Knit Hosiery Mill. Pfc. Ross L. Smith entered service in March of 1942 and received training in Louisiana, Nebraska and Ft. Bragg before going overseas in June of this year. He has been wounded in action in France. His brother, Sgt. Thomas E. Smith, Jr., entered the service at the same time and is serving as crew chief with the ground crew of planes. He and his wife recently spent a 15 day furlough with their parents Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Smith of Mebane and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hooper. Corp. Victor G. Smith entered the service in October of 1943 and served with the armed forces in Louisiana before going overseas in August. He is somewhere in France. Corp. Victor G. Smith (transcriber’s note, the paper may have made an error here in repeating the above name) entered the service last month and is a twin son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Smith. Staff Sgt. Tommy C. Adams is now somewhere in Germany. Prior to being sent there he was stationed in England, France and Belgium. He entered the service two years ago and has been overseas for the past two years. He was formerly connected with the Associated Transport. Pfc. Sam N. Perkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. N.N. Perkins has returned to duty in France after being in England since June 21. S/Sgt. Brevitt Hook, former Elon College student, has recently been awarded the Air Medal. He has been overseas since August of this year. Corp. Raymond W. Kernodle, son of Mrs. Wyone S. Kernodle, has been promoted to sergeant. He is a bridge builder with the 1st Armored Division on the 5th Army Front in Italy. G.E. Smith, Jr., of the USNR, returned to duty aboard ship after spending a 30 day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Smith, Sr., of Haw River. For the past five months he saw duty in Africa, France and Italy. S1C John P. Whitley left Friday night to return to his post in New York after spending a 13 day leave here with his parents Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Whitley. He recently returned to the U.S. after spending a year overseas. S2C Richard Stout, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Stout of Haw River is a member of the Sea Bees in Camp Parks, Calif. He received basic training at Camp Peary, Va., and entered the service on June 29, 1944. Previously to enlisting he attended Haw River High School. Lt. Richard G. Debus, Jr., 1st pilot and element leader on a B-17 Flying Fortress, was reported missing in action over Germany on October 7, according to a telegram received by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Debus of Charlotte. He was employed by Southern Bell Telephone Co. of Burlington prior to his enlistment in the AAF on Jan. 31, 1942. He was stationed in England and had 31 missions as of October 7. The last letter received by his parents was written on the eve of a flight and said he hoped to be home by Christmas. Pvt. William A. Guthrie of the infantry is serving overseas duty. He was trained at Camp Walters, Texas and was stationed at Ft. Meade, Md., before going overseas. His wife, Mrs. Irene Guthrie and children Billy and Don(?) live on Marshall Street in Graham. He is the son of Mrs. J.G. Guthrie. 1st Lt. Robert G. Bennett who spent a 21 day furlough with his wife in Burlington and his parents in Detroit, Michigan, left on Oct. 24 for Miami Beach where he will be re-assigned to duty. He is a Liberator pilot and left for active service in the European theater of war in May and completed 31 missions on Aug. 18. He holds the European Theater Combat Ribbon with two battle stars and was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Pvt. Burley R. Bove is now somewhere in France. He entered the service on April 5, 1944 and received training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. He returned to Ft. Meade, Md., after spending a ten day furlough with he wife Mrs. Shirley Bove and two children in Ossipee. Before entering the service he was employed by Glen Raven Hosiery Mills. Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Small of Kevitt Street have been informed by the War Department that their son S/Sgt. George C. Small was seriously wounded Oct. 9 in Germany. He had returned to duty on Sept. 1 from a leave for war wounds in France on July 10. Corp. Gilroy Larsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Larsen, Rte. 1, Graham, who has been overseas 33 months, returned to North Carolina this week. He is being processed at Reception Station #4 at Ft. Bragg and returned under the War Department rotation furlough plan. He served in the southwest Pacific theater of operations. Wounded in Action: 4th Grade Tech Edmon Alston, Mrs. Susie B. Badger, mother, Cove City Pvt. Jack D. Barbee, Mrs. Noelle(?) D. Barbee, mother, Rte. 1, Oakboro Pvt. Kenneth B. Bean, Mrs. Effie J. Bean, mother, 35 Hawthorne St., Belmont 5th Gr. Tech. Henry A. Bell, Mrs. Eula M. Bell, wife, Box 345, Albemarle Pvt. Alley C. Bovender, Mrs. Julia J. Bovender, mother, 1014 7th Avenue, Hickory Pvt. William B. Bowers, Mrs. Esther M. Bowers, mother, 9 New Street, Winston-Salem S/Sgt. Arbuth O. Bumgarner, Mrs. Tavia L. Bumgarner, mother, 109 Broad St., Shelby Pfc. Jack L. Burgess, Mrs. Alma M. Burgess, mother, Star Route, Asheville Pvt. Shelby L. Burleson, Mrs. Gladys E. Burleson, wife, 121 S. 4th St., Albemarle Pvt. William H. Chilton, Mrs. Lola A. Chilton, mother, Church St., Draper Pfc. Eulis P. Crisp, Mary M. Crisp, mother, Bessemer City Pfc. Frank H. Crowder, Mrs. Bernice P. Crowder, mother, 41 Spruce St., Kings Mountain Sgt. Coolidge M. Cummings, Mrs. Roth(?) G. Cummings, mother, Rte. 1, Box 135, Rowland Pvt. Guy T. Dial, Mrs. Hazel M. Dial, wife, 908 11th St., Kannapolis Corp. Wilson R. Dudley, Mrs. Gladys E. Dudley, mother, Rte. 3 Box 48, Whitewater Pfc. James O. Edgerton, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Edgerton, mother, Kenly Pfc. Charles R. Freeman, Mrs. Lena F. Freeman, mother, Rte. 1, Jonesville Sgt. Frank W. Gilmore, Mrs. Rosa T. Campbell, mother, Box 211, Pittsboro Pfc. Grover Granthum, Mrs. Mollie K. Granthum, mother, Rte. 1, Salemburg 1st Sgt. William V. Greene, Mrs. Alma M. Greene, wife, Box 518, Black Mountain Pfc. Billie C. Hinston, Philus W. Hinston, father, Rte. 2, New London Tech 5th Gr. James D. Henton, Dempsey F. Calhoun, uncle, Rte. 2, Rocky Mount Pvt. Earl C. Hoga, Mrs. Iris T. Hogan, wife, Box 111, Carrboro Sgt. Roy L. Holcomb, Oscar Holcomb, father, Rte 1, Norwood Pvt. John L. Holley, Walter B. Holley, father, Box 354, Jacksonville Pvt. John R. Hollingsworth, Mrs. Viola Hollingsworth, wife, Rte. 1, Parkersburg Tech Sgt. Robert H. Herd, Mrs. Bertha Maude Herd, mother, 322 N. Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain Pfc. Tom M. Howell, William M. Howell, father, Box 31, Stanly Pfc. Starling H. Hughes, Mrs. Mollie P. Hughes, mother, Hunstdale Pfc. Vertus E. Jackson, Mrs. Vertus E. Jackson, wife, C-25 Newton Rd., Durham Pvt. James T. Lancaster, Mrs. Martha H. Lancaster, mother, 101 Whitley St., Raleigh Corp. Johnnie L. Landrum, Mrs. Lydia M. Landrum, wife, First Avenue, Box 928, Hendersonville Corp. Worth W. Langdon, Mrs. Gladys L. Langdon, wife, 2416 Angier Avenue, Durham Sgt. Robert J. Ledbetter, Mrs. Grace L. Ledbetter, wife, Black Mountain Tech Sgt Eugene McLaughlin, Mrs. Jennie A. McLaughlin, mother, Rte. 7, Charlotte Staff Sgt Nathan C. Moorefield, Mrs. Wesley T. Moorefield, mother, Rte 2, Madison Lt. Col. Francis J. Murdock, Jr., Mrs. Josephine S. Murdock, mother, 425 Church St., Salisburg Pvt. Webb B. Neal, Lonnie S. Neal, father, 417 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids Pfc. Thomas J. Oliver, Jr., Mrs. Anna L. Oliver, mother, Woodsdale Pvt. Willie H. Owen, Jr., Mrs. Oma L. Owen, wife, 2576 Sunnyside Avenue, Winston-Salem Pfc. William E. Pace, Mrs. Alice S. Pace, mother, Zierconia, Rte. 1, Hendersonville Pfc. Glenn T. Phillips, Roy W. Phillips, father, Rte. 1, High Point Pvt. Guy W. Poindexter, Mrs. Lillie S. Poindexter, mother, Rte. 1, Rural Hall Sgt. Rudolph Pope, Mrs. Pearl B. Pope, mother, Rte. 1, Clinton Pfc. Albert Prevette, Mrs. Mary C. Prevette, mother, Rte. 1, Wilkesboro Pfc. Richard P. Pugh, Mrs. Erie Pugh, mother, Rte. 1, Franklinville Pvt. Alvin C. Rathbone, Willard Rathbone, father, Pensacola Pfc. James T. Rathbone, Dovie M. Rathbone, mother, Rte. 2, Waynesville Pfc. James M. Reid, Mrs. Annie Clayton, mother, Box 153, Cander Pvt. Luther Rogers, Mrs. Evie B. Rogers, mother, Murphy Sgt. Robert S. Seronce, Mrs. Mary L. Seronce, mother, Rte. 1, Vale Corp. George A. Shaw, Mrs. Elsie B. Shaw, mother, 901 North Broad St., Edenton Pfc. Edwin R. Smith, Oscar A. Smith, father, Rte. 1, Blanch(?) Pfc. William C. Smith, John D. Smith, father, Abbotsburg S/Sgt Yarbough C. Smith, Earl Smith, brother-in-law, 312 Chestnut, Kannapolis Tech 4th Grade Herbert Stewart, Mrs. Little Stewart, mother, Rte. 2, Benson 1st Lt. Herman E. Stewart, Mrs. Emma Stewart, mother, Rte 1, Concord Pfc. James R. Stoner, Mrs. Edith A. Stoner, mother, Rte. 5, Box 144, Salisbury Pfc. Paul Street, Mrs. Vernie Street, mother, Buladean Pvt. Paul T.C. Vance, Mrs. Martha K. Vance, grandmother, Three Mile Pfc. William W. Vincent, Mrs. Florence B. Vincent, mother, Rte. 3, Burlington Pfc. Webb (no first name), Robert H. Webb, father, Rte. 1, Bryson City Sgt. Albert M. Westall, Mrs. Miria Westall, mother, Hamrich Sgt. Luther R. White, Mrs. Mary C. White, mother, Rte. 1, Youngsville Pvt. Tallie G. White, Mrs. Dora B. White, mother, Rte. 2, Hickory Pfc. Collie Whitted, Jr., Mrs. Alma M. Whitted, mother, Rte. 1, Flat Rock S/Sgt. John L. Wiggins, Guy W. Wiggins, father, 223 Broad St., Shelby Pfc. Delanson F. Wilcox, Mrs. Sibyl L. Wilcox, wife, Middleton Pvt. Roger Williams, Jr., Mrs. Marie B. Williams, mother, Elk Mountain Road, Asheville Pvt. James M. Wood, Ms. Essie M. Wood, mother, Asheville 1st Lt. David B. Wright, Mrs. Aline P. Wright, wife, Vanceboro Pvt. Lawrence Wyrick, Mrs. Sallie Wyrick, mother, Rte. 5, Greensboro Pfc. Harry P. Yancy, Mrs. Frances L. Yancy, 1626 Green Street, Durham Pvt. Nicholas H. Yonker, Mrs. Mehitable C. Yonker, wife, Manly Bronze Stars to Carolinians S/Sgt. Jasel I. Hager, (then captain), Sherrils Ford Sgt. Charlie W. Lemons, Siler City Pvt. Homer P. Lyda, Hendersonville Other Awards: T/Sgt. Clyde N. Burleson (then S/Sgt) of Gastonia was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry on June 4, 1944 in France. “The initiative and courage displayed by this enlisted man reflects great credit upon himself and the armed forces of the U.S.” Another award went to Pvt. Harry Burleson of Hughes. He was given the Bronze Star for his courage in advancing in an attack across a strategic river when heavy firing from the enemy disorganized his unit and casualties were heavy. Navy: Pharmacist’s Mate 3C Louis Smith Gatlis, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Marion Phillips Gatlis, wife, living at Edenton, N.C. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Louis Smith Gatlis, Sr., living at 2227 Crescent Avenue, Charlotte Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star to S/Sgt Hilman E. Erickson (then Corporal), son of Edward Ericksen, of Maddock, N.C. November 8, 1944 Pfc. Wade Carden, Jr., son of Wade Carden, Sr., 205 First St., was killed in action on Oct. 14. He entered the service May 11, 1943 and received his training at Camp Hood and Camp Moxey and has been overseas since Sept. 1, 1944. He attended Burlington High School and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. In addition to his father, he is survived by five sisters: Mrs. Russell Myers, Mrs. Jessie Brame, Mrs. Raymond Campbell, and Misses Tulip and Hilda Carden all of Burlilngton Flight Officer E.F. Frye, husband of the former Ina Banks Boland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Boland, has been missing in action over Holland since Sept. 9 while engaged in a combat mission. He was a glider pilot. He participated in the invasion of Italy and D-Day invasion of France. He is a native of Roanoke, Virginia and was formerly employed here and in Greensboro where Mrs. Frye for a number of years has been employed by Burlington Mills Corp. in a secretarial position, where she resides with her two children. November 10, 1944 Sgt. Roscoe F. Humphries, Field Artillery distinguished himself by heroic achievements in action against the enemy on July 16, in the vicinity of Les Chapps de Losque. He is stationed somewhere in Germany with a field artillery unit and has been overseas three years. He is the son of Mrs. G. H. Humphries and the late G.H. Humphries. Pfc. William M. Phillips, son of Mrs. O.H. Phillips, of Rte 2, is somewhere in France with the 329th Medical Battalion. He received training at Camp Adair, Oregon and Camp Carson, Colorado. He entered the service on Nov. 24, 1942 and has been overseas two months. Pfc. Russell Riggs, husband of Mrs. Nannie Riggs, was wounded in France on Sept. 20. He enlisted in the Army on Sept. 13, 1942. He trained at Camp Phillips, Ks., and was stationed at Camp McCain, Miss., before going to England in August of 1944. Mrs. Riggs has received the Purple Heart awarded to her husband. Pfc. Paul W. Guthrie, Jr., 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Guthrie, Rte. 1, member of the Headquarters Reconnaissance Division was wounded in action in southern France. He has been overseas since February of this year and has seen action in North Africa, Italy and France. He entered the service on August 19, 1943 and trained at Ft. McClellan, Alabama and Ft. Meade, Maryland. He was employed at Burlington Mills at Belmont prior to entering the service. At the Mediterranean Bomber Base, the 12th A.F. B-26 Marauder Group of Corporal Durwood M. Cook, 1068 Webb Avenue, Burlington, has been awarded the Croix de Guerre with palm by the French government for precision attacks on bridges in support of the French forces in Italy. Corp. Robert A. Hope, son of Mrs. R.D. Hope, 713 Church St., is an aircraft engine mechanic repairing damaged B-17 Flying Fortresses. He is a member of the 8th A.F. Service Sub Depot Bomber Repair Station at the 8th A.F. Bomber Station. He has been overseas eleven months. T/5 William S. Rich, F.A., returned from thirty months overseas in the southwest Pacific and will arrive about Nov. 7 at Ft. Bragg prior to reaching his home at Rte. 1, Elon College where he will visit his wife Mrs. Ruth Rich. Four sons of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Greeson, Rte. 1, Burlington—Pfc. Wayne Greeson is with the A.A. Corps, stationed at Langley Field, Va., S/2 James W. Greeson is attached to a naval landing craft and has participated in two invasions in France. He recently returned home to visit and has reported to Norfolk for re-assignment. Sgt. J.D. Greeson is now serving with the armed forces in France. Sgt. Allen C. Greeson is also serving with the invasion forces. Word has been received by friends at Burlington that Captain J. Nimrod Harris who was reported missing in action August 1 is now a prisoner in Germany. Pvt. Vance Wheeler son of Mrs. Bertha Wheeler Lewis of Rte. 6 and William Wheeler of Raleigh, is somewhere in France. He entered the service in November of 1943 and received training at Camp Fannir, Texas and was stationed at Ft. Meade, Md., before going overseas. Word has been received from the War Department that Pfc. Henry B. Tucker, husband of Mrs. Ann Tucker of Graham has been slightly wounded somewhere in Germany. He was employed by the National Munitions Corporation before entering the service on May 18, 1943 and received training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Jas. E. Terrell, S2C, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Terrell, Rte. 2, is somewhere in France. He entered the service in May of 1944 and received training at Camp Peary, Va. Pvt. J. Harvey Phillips entered the Army on Feb. 7, 1944 and was trained at Camp Stewart, Ga., and El Paso, Texas. He recently spent a furlough with his wife, Mrs. Martha Phillips and daughter Kathleen in the Carolina Mill section. He is stationed at Camp Maxey, Tx. S2C James H. Phillips, son of Pvt. Phillips, recently spent a furlough at home on Rte. 3 and has returned to Camp Peary, Va. He was formerly employed at Beth-Beck’s here. Willard S. Foust, S1C of the Coast Guard, brother-in-law of J. Harvey Phillips, and husband of Mrs. Lillie Record Foust, entered the service on Oct. 19, 1942 and was formerly employed with the Standard Hosiery Mill at Alamance. Nat W. Garrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Staley F. Garrison, 805 W. Front St., who recently visited his parents, was commissioned an ensign in the USNR, Midshipman’s School, New York City, on Oct. 26. Pfc. Grady L. Cook, who entered the service on Nov. 5, 1942, shipped overseas last September after receiving training at Smyrna Air Base, Tenn., and Walnut Ridge Air Field, Ark. He was stationed at Hamilton Field, Ca., before going overseas. His wife, the former Georgia Huffines, is now making her home at 810 S. Main St. Pvt. Roland H. Burgess, who was inducted into the service on Jan. 12, 1943, went overseas in July of that year and served with the Army Engineers in Africa, England, Italy and is now in Germany. He received recently the Good Conduct Medal. Mrs. Ada Bardwell of Graham received word that her brother, Sgt. Jackson T. Ramsey, was killed in Holland in September after returning to duty after recovering from a serious wound he received in Normandy. He was serving with the Airborne Infantry unit. Sgt. Ramsey’s family is in Greenville, S.C. and were informed that he was among a group of 19 men who jumped from a plane over Holland. A radio announcer broadcasting from the plane itself listed the names of the men and their home states and Sgt. Ramsey’s was included. This broadcast took place a week before his death. (Transcriber’s note, this makes no sense, but was duly copied.) S1C William L. Woodlief, brother of Mrs. Ray Perry of Elon College, Rte. 2, was a member o f the crew of the USS Princeton which was reported sunk Oct. 23 in the battle of the Philippine Islands. He enlisted in the Navy on June 4, 1940 and received training at Norfolk, Va., and Parris Island, S.C. and completed his course in aviation ordinance in 1942. he has been in the south Pacific area 18 months. S/Sgt Frances Bardwell has returned to Oklahoma after spending a 15 day furlough with his wife, Mrs. Ada Bardwell, 358 Poplar St., Graham. Pfc. Richard L. (Bud) Brown, son of Mrs. G.C. Brown, was wounded in action in France October 3 according to word received by his wife. His recovery is sufficient to enable him to return to his unit. He entered the service in August of 1943 and trained at Camp Van Dorn, Miss. He has been overseas since July of this year. The sons and daughters of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Day, 501 Ireland Street: Dorothy M. Day, Petty Officer 1C volunteered for the service in the WAVES and took basic training USNTS, Cedar Falls, Iowa. She entered P.R. School at Lakehurst, N.J. in March if 1943 and graduated in May. She was transferred to N.A.S. Alamada, California where she is now stationed. Before entering the service, she was a student to Costume Design at the Ringing School of Arts, Sarasota, Fl. Lt. (jg) Elsie Mae Day, NCUSN entered the service in June of 1942 at Norfolk Naval Base. Later she transferred to Parris Island, S.C., at the Marine Base. She was assigned to a course of study in dietetics at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in September of 1943 and graduated in June of 1944 and was transferred to the Marine Base Hospital at Oceanside, Ga., where she is now stationed as a dietician. Before entering the service she was a nurse at the Margaret Hague Hospital in New Jersey. Carlton K. Day, S1C, entered the service on Nov. 23, 1943 and took his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center at Bainbridge, Md. He entered the A.M.M. School at Norman, Oklahoma on April 19, 1944 and graduated Sept. 30. He entered Naval Air Gunnery School at Miami, Florida October 18 where he is now stationed. Before entering the service he was with Ivory Stores. Sgt. Clifton Day entered the service in July of 1941 and took his basic training at Ft. Eustis, Va. He was transferred to the Air Corps, Sheppard Field, Tx., in September of 1943. Later he was sent to A.M.M. School at Amarillo, Texas and graduated there April 17, 1944. He then entered gunnery school at Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated July 15 and has been transferred to AAF Avon Park, Florida, where he is now stationed as Flight Engineer to a B-17. Before entering the service he was employed by the May Hosiery Mill. Mrs. J.E. Campbell has been informed by the War Department that her nephew T/Sgt Robert E. Lee formerly reported missing in action has returned to duty with his outfit the 117th Infantry somewhere in Germany. James T. Dick of Mebane was promoted to the rank of S/Sgt this week at Seymour Johnson Field, Goldsboro, and has been awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Entering the service in January of 1943 he received his basic training at Shepherd Field, Texas and has special training in chemical warfare at Camp Sibert, Alabama. At present he is attached to the First AF has an instructor. Prior to entering the service he was employed at May McEwen Kaiser. His wife is the former Flora Marguerite Brown of Efland. Mrs. G.C. Crutchfield, North Main Street, received word from the War Department that her son Pfc. John Urquhart Crutchfield was wounded in Germany on Oct. 20. He is with the 1st Army Infantry and several days before receiving wounds he had been awarded the Expert Combat Infantryman’s Medal. He entered the service in Feb. of 1942 and trained at Camp Howze, Texas and Camp Livingston, La. He had been overseas since April of 1943. Pvt. Lewis G. Vaughn, 210 N. Main Street, Graham, reported to Rome, NY on Nov. 2 after spending a 15 day furlough with his wife the former Clara Mae Stewart. He was inducted June 28, 1943 and trained at Keesler Field, Miss., where he graduated as a mechanic on a B-14 Liberator Bomber in Feb. of this year. The training was followed by eight weeks at Chanute Field, Ill., where he specialized in mechanics. Prior to being furloughed he was stationed at Daniel Field, Augusta, Georgia. Glenmore D. Holmes, Jr., Rte. 3, has been promoted from private to Tech 5th Gr., a rank corresponding to corporal in the Army Service Forces. He is at Camp Lee, Va. He is a clerk assigned to 236th Quartermaster Laundry Platoon now attached to the unit training group of the ASFTC. Prior to his entry into the Army on May 3, 1944, he was employed as an electrical welder. His wife, the former Beulah Blain Lee now lives with her mother Mrs. Georgia A. Lee at Rte. 3. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Glenmore D. Holmes of Graham. Delayed confirming recently forwarded from the 8th A.F. Headquarters has officially credited S/Sgt. John T. Ingle, 21, Flying Fortress Tail Gunner, with the destruction of a Messerschmitt 109 during an engagement with German interceptors near Paris in June. He is the son of Mrs. E.L. Ingle of Rte. 4 and was formerly employed at the Standard Hosiery Mill. Decorated with the Air Medal, he is serving with the veteran Bomber 390 Group. S/Sgt. Roosevelt L. Johnson whose wife Mrs. Euna Mae resides at Rte 6, is a member of the B-24 Liberator Group that recently rounded out its 150 missions over Nazi occupied territory. He is an aircraft mechanic with the group and received extensive training at N.E. Aircraft School and the Ford B-24 Factory School at Willow Run, Michigan. Prior to entering the service he was employed at the Burlington Mills Co. Capt. Pierre T. Utsey, Jr., of Elon College has arrived at the AAF Redistribution Station #2 in Miami Beach for re-assignment processing after completing a tour of duty outside the U.S. Captain Utsey was a B-17 and B-24 pilot in Iceland and Greenland and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P.T. Utsey of Charleston, S.C. and the husband of Nina Sue Utsey of Elon College. Killed in Action: Tech Sgt Wray L. Askew, Mrs. Eva Askew, mother, Lasker Pvt. Jesse R. Aycock, Mrs. Annie W. Aycock, mother, Mioro Sgt. Norman W. Ballard, Mrs. Hazel E. Ballard, wife, Rte. 2, China Grove Pvt. Paul F. Barnes, Jr., Mrs. Geneva C. Barnes, wife, Rte. 1, Gastonia S/Sgt. Robert J. Batts, Eugene Batts, father, Rte. 1, Hampstead Pvt. William G. Brett, Mrs. Marguerite Brett, wife, Murfreesboro Tech 5th Gr. Charles E. Bunn, Charles H. Bunn, father, Rte. 1, Wilson Sgt. James C. Carawan, Alven B. Carawan, father, Swan Quarter Pfc. Herbert L. Carter, Mrs. Lula B. Carter, mother, Rte. 1, Box 98, Rose Hill Pfc. Raymond P. Carver, Mrs. Minnie W. Carver, mother, Roxboro Pvt. Elsbury P. Chappell, Mrs. Lydia P. Chappell, mother, Rte. 2, Box 173, Tyner Corp. John L. Crawford, Mrs. Dewey D. Crawford, mother, Delco Pvt. Horace C. Culver, Mrs. Georgetta W. Culver, wife, Rte. 1, Rockingham Pfc. James E. Davis, Mrs. Nannie Mattox, mother, 1730 N. Liberty St., Winston-Salem Corp. Adam J. Dills, Andy L. Dills, father, Bryson City Tech Sgt. William H. Duncan, James S. Duncan, father, Rte. 1, Timberlake Sgt. Russell G. Elks, William F. Elks, father, Rte. 1, Washington Pvt. Johnnie E. Fesperman, Mrs. Hattie V. Fesperman, mother, 919 Wood Street, Albemarle Pfc. Jack Fleming, Mrs. Sallie Mae Fleming, mother, Brosstown Pvt. George C. Gardner, Mrs. Christine V. Gardner, wife, 90 Cemetery Street, Rte. 2, Concord Pfc. Julian T. Greenway, Mrs. Mary O. Greenway, mother, Rte. 3, Henderson Pvt. Floyd A. Gregg, Mrs. Jennie Gregg, mother, Rte. 1, Swannanoa S/Sgt Hubert Harris, Mrs. Minia J. Harris, mother, Rte. 2, Hamlet Pfc. John G. Hauser, Mrs. Betty A. Hauser, mother, Franklin Pfc. Ernest O. Hill, Mrs. Marie E. Hill, wife, 1403 Berwick, Greensboro Pvt. Paul P. Holland, James N. Holland, father, Rte. 1, Morganton S/Sgt. Charles M. Hurley, Mrs. Esther W. Hurley, 409 St. John, Burlington Sgt. Harold B. Jarrett, Mrs. Lovanna F. Jarrett, mother, 57 E. Hill St., Salesbury Pvt. Clinton W. Jenkins, Mrs. Ollie Jenkins, mother, Rte. 2, Marion Pfc. Earl D. Keller, Mrs. Eva C. Keller, mother, Jonas Ridge 1st Lt. Richard B. Knapp, Charles N. Knapp, father, 221 S. Caswell St., Charlotte Major Leland L. Lambe, Mrs. Louise E. Lambe, wife, 516 N. Poplar St., Charlotte 2nd Lt. Robert McGlehon, Mrs. Don A. McGlehon, mother, 246 Hoover St., Asheboro Pfc. Walter M. Morris, Mrs. Mollie F. Morris, mother, Rte. 2, Roxboro Pfc. George P. Pipkin, Jr., Mrs. Lillian T. Pipkin, mother, 15 N. Craven, New Bern Navy: Lt. John Edmund Barry, Jr., USNR, died, Mrs. Olive Elizabeth Barry, wife, Pinehurst; Mrs. Presley Mills, aunt, 748 Princess St., Wilmington Pvt. Ronald Carter, USMCR, wounded, Stanley W. Carter, father, Weaverville Pfc. Holten Dail, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Julia R. Dail, mother, Ayden Pfc. Robert L. Harris, USMCR, died, Mrs. Octavia Woodruff, mother, Star Rte., Roanoke Rapids Aviation Radioman 2C Jasper Ray Phillips, USNR, died, (previously reported missing on report of Naval casualties 8-23-44), Mrs. Clarabel Louise Phillips, wife, USN Air Station, Weeksville, Elizabeth City S/Sgt. Woodrow W. Rogers, USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Rogers, parents, Whittier
Transcribed by Christine Spencer July 2007
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