John Judy Now
In Combat Training
with 508th Paratroops
L. Judy is now a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry, in combat
training at Camp Mackall, N. C. His parents (family) Mrs.
Irene Judy, reside at 208 N. Third street, Lewisburg. He
joined the Army Nov. 25, 1942 and won his wings as a United States
parachutist on March 12, 1943. Before entering the service he
studied at Lewisburg, Pa. and worked at E. G. Budd Co.,
The 508th Parachute Infantry, made up of trained jumpers, recently
returned to camp from airborn [sic] 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.
Journal, Lewisburg, PA, · Thursday, August 12, 1943 ·
Staff Sergeant Marcel A. Wenzell, former student at San Mateo Junior college and son of Mrs. Madeline Wenzel, Box 388, Belmont, now is a member of the 508th parachute infantry in
training at Camp Mackall, North Carolina.
He joined the army last November and won his wings as a parachutist in March. Before entering
he service he was an employee of Barrett and Hilp, contractors.
[The Times, San Mateo, CA, 05 Aug 1943, Thu, Page 3]
Cpl Edwin A Luczaj
member of the 508th Parachute Infantry is in combat training at Camp Mackall, N.C. His parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M Luczaj reside at Oakdale. He joined the Army In May 1942 and won
his wings as a United States parachutist on Oct 7 1942. Before entering the service he worked at Missouri Pacific Railroad Co., St Louis,
[Nashville Journal, Nashville, IL, 5 Aug 1943, Thu, Page 1]
LOST --- Soldier's dark brown wallet, Walgreen's Drug Store or
vicinity. Containing money and identification. Rewards. Pvt
John Sivety, Headquarters Co., First Battalion, 508th Parachute
Inf., Camp Mackall, NC.
[The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, 03 May 1943,
Mon, Page 18]
note: we don't know whether John recovered his wallet but we do know
this ad ran for a full month, so perhaps not, especially since his
surname appeared as Sivity vs.. Sivetz.]
LOST --- Soldier's dark brown wallet, containing
cards and papers of importance. Rewards. V. J. McCracken, Cpl; Co.,
E, 508th Parachute Inf., Camp Mackall, NC.
[The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, 05 Aug 1943,
Wed, Page 19]
note: this ad ran for only 5 days so perhaps Verse; McCracken had
his wallet returned.]