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CAMP MACKALL NEWS LINE (6)

Is Parachutist
Master Sgt Robert L. Johnson of Alexander is a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry in combat training at Camp Mackall, N. C.  He joined the army in June 1942, and won his wings as a parachutist March 5 this year.  Before entering the service he studied at the Hamilton school of commerce and later worked for the Standard Oil company at Mason City.  His wife lives at Alexander.

[The Mason City Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) Thu, Aug 5, 1943 Page 10]

Pfc Walter G. Woods
is now a member of the 508th parachute infantry in combat training at Camp Mackall, N.C.  
His mother, Mrs. Harry C. Woods, resides in Highland avenue, Brocton.  He joined the Army in November 1942, and won his wings as a United States parachutist on Mar 6, 1943. Before entering service he attended school in Brocton and later worked at Huntley Mfg. Company.

[Evening Observer (Dunkirk, New York) Sat, Aug 7, 1943 Page 3]

After completing airborne maneuvers, Pvt. William Meshiry, son of Joe Meshiry, of 518 Dubois, has become a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry. He is undergoing combat training at Camp Mackall, N.C. He joined  the armed forces in October and won his wings as a parachutist in  February. Pvt. Meshiry's unit was praised upon completing is maneuvers by Col Roy E. Lindquist, commander.

[Detroit Free Press, Detroit, MI, 05 Aug 1943, Thu, Page 7]

Pfc William H. Wright
   Pfc William H. Wright is now a member of the 508th parachute infantry in combat training at Camp Mackall, N.C.  He is the son of Mrs. E. S. Wright of 18 Reed Street.
   He joined the Army Nov. 5, 1942, and won his wings as a parachutist on March 5.  Before he entered the service he attended Pittsfield High and he worked for General Electric.
   The 508th, made up of trained jumpers, recently returned to camp from airborne maneuvers in the field.  The commanding general impressed by its "excellent showing," commended the "spirit and discipline shown at all times by the men, in spite of inclement weather, fatigue, loss of sleep and hunger.

[The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) Wed, Aug 4, 1943 Page 5] 

In Parachute Infantry
Pfc John A. Kazlauskas, is now a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry in combat training at Camp Mackall, N. C. His mother, Mrs. J. A. Kazlauskas resides at 629 East Fourth street.  He joined the Army March 24, 1942 and won his wings as a United States parachutist on January 31, 1943.
   The 508th, made up of trained jumpers, recently returned to camp from airborne maneuvers in the field.  The commanding general impressed by its "excellent showing," commended the "spirit and discipline shown at all times by the men, in spite of inclement weather, fatigue, loss of sleep and hunger.  The 508th is commanded by Colonel Roy E. Lindquist, 36, West Point Class of '30 and a pioneer parachutist.

[Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania) Thu, Jul 29, 1943 Page 8]

   Pvt Sherman L. Baker, of Patrick, who joined the Army Oct 26, 1942, won his wings as a  parachutist on March 77 this year, and is now a member of the 508th -Parachute Infantry in combat "training 'at Camp Mackall, North Carolina. This regiment, made, up of . trained 'jumpers, recently returned from airborne maneuver in the field. Pvt. Baker is a son of Tom Baker. .

[The Madison County Record, Huntsville, AR, 5 Aug 1943, Thu, Pages 1  & 2]

Cpl Lawrence L. Jackson, son of Mrs. M. L. Jackson of Epps, is now a member of the 508th parachute infantry, in combat training at Camp Mackall, N.C.  He joined the army in February, 1942, and won his "wings" as a U. S. parachutist on October 7, 1942.

[The West Carroll Gazette, Oak Grove, LA, 05 Aug 1943, Thu, Page 1]

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