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CAMP BLANDING NEWS LINE (2)

   To 508th Parachute Regiment, Camp Blanding, Fla. From Cincinnati, Avery Howard, Alley B. Lyon; from Norwood, Leslie H. 'Roberts; from Covington, John W. Bauer, Harold V. Westbrook.

[The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH, 12 Nov 1942, Thu, Page 12]

[Jumpmaster note: All of these six men were assigned to Company I and only Westbrook made the cut.  The other five were transferred to the 78th Infantry Division at Camp Butner, NC.  The 78th ID was at time designated as a replacement pool division so these men were probably re-assigned elsewhere thereafter]

Is Parachutist
Wesley F. Lobner, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lobner, 533 Messer street, is now a member of Uncle Sam's parachute infantry.  After enlisting in Wausau, Lobner went to Milwaukee  and was then assigned to Co. F, 508th Parachute Infantry, Camp Blanding, FL, his present address.
[The Rhinelander Daily News (Rhinelander, Wisconsin) Mon, Nov 16, 1942 Page 2] [PDF]

Bainer With Parachute Unit
   Richard C. Bainer of Portsmouth has been sent from the induction center at Ft. Thomas to the 508th parachute infantry regiment, Camp Blanding, Fla.

[Portsmouth Daily Times (Portsmouth, Ohio) Nov 17, 1942, Page 3] [PDF]
Sent to Parachute Regiment
  
Private Wenton D., Hutchinson of Wheelersburg has been assigned to the 508th parachute regiment at Camp Blanding, Fla., after completion of his basic training at Ft Thomas, Ky.
  [Portsmouth Daily Times (Portsmouth, Ohio), Thu, Oct 22, 1942, Page 5]  But ... on 19 Nov 1943 Pvt Hutchinson was transferred to the 78th Infantry Division at Camp Butner, NC.  and now you know the rest of the story. [PDF]
Richard B. McAndrew is passing a fourteen-day leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward McAndrew.  He has recently enlisted in the Army and has been assigned to the 508th Parachute Troop, Infantry.
[Times Herald (Olean, New York) Nov 24, 1942, Page 4]

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