1945: 86th Division Here On Furlough

The boys were back in town in 1945, on furlough, before they were due to go to the Pacific theater.

1945: Pipestone Marine Saves Ship From Suicide Attack

Richard McKown, then 22, a former football and hockey player from Pipestone, saved a U.S. ship from a Japanese kamikaze attack in 1945.  Next post at 6 p.m.

1945: Worthington Man Receives Battlefield Promotion

Harry Kies received a battlefield promotion to lieutenant colonel in 1945 after parachuting into France on D-day. Next post at 6 p.m.

1945: Rural Worthington Man Wounded In Action

Lester Baumgard of rural Worthington, was wounded in action on Mindanao in May 1945. Next post at 6 p.m.

1945: Guilt Tripping You Into Buying War Bonds

He’s blind, but he’s watching us, said this 1945 State Bank of Worthington advertisement prompting people to purchase war bonds to support the government’s war effort. A guilt trip in a good cause, I like to think. Next post at 6 p.m.