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1945: Worthington Soldier Missing in Action Over Germany

Robert Schafer, the son of Paul Schafer, of Miller Street, was missing in action over Germany starting February 16, 1945, after having flown 11 missions as top gunner on a B-24. Next post at 11 a.m.

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1945: Local Soldier Killed in Action

Wilbur Wright, of Graham Lakes township, was killed in action in Belgium January 30, 1945, while engaged as a member of the 82nd Airborne division.

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1945: Washnesky Gets His Commission

Marvin Washnesky, whose mother apparently lived in Worthington ("here"?) was commissioned and awarded his pilot’s silver wings in the army air forces in February 1945. Next post at 6 p.m.

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1945: Lismore Man Gets Pilot Wings

Rufus Loebig, 22, son of Mathilda Loebig of Lismore, received his pilot’s wings and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1945. Sorry about the darkness of the photo. Sometimes I can’t make them better, but I thought Mr. Loebig … Continue reading

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1945: Standafer Commissioned a Second Lieutenant

Lloyd L. Standafer was commissioned a second lieutenant and received the silver pilot’s wings of the army air forces in Oklahoma in February 1945.

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1960: Air Police Look for Bomber Piece in Worthington

A bit of airplane fell from the sky in Worthington in 1960, and people were looking for it, because it "is really not much good to anyone who doesn’t have a B-47." And I’m guessing that’s most people.

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1945: Worthington Boy Flies Eight Round Trips in a Day

This 1945 news piece concerned a magazine story about Lloyd Leonard, a pilot with the South Pacific combat air transport command. A current magazine story concerning the activities of the South Pacific combat air transport command, for convenience abbreviated to … Continue reading

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1945: Airman Wins His Pilot’s Wings

Vincent Bruns, son of Henry Bruns, Lismore, won his pilot’s wings in 1945 at the La Junta army air field in Colorado.

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