September 6, 2002
January 6, 1945
"TOURING THE WORLD WITH THE MERCHANT MARINE"
Bob Bryant of the U. S. Merchant Marine in home visiting his mother,
Mrs. Jennie Bryant, and family after six months of service. Bob
spent 45 days at Biak on the western tip of New Guinea, before circling
Australia to return home. After a thirty day leave he will report
for duty on the East coast.
WM. JOHNSON IS AT SANTA ANA AIR BASE
SANTA ANA-- Pvt. William Johnson, son of Mrs. Cordelia
Johnson of Berry Creek, Calif, currently is assigned to the Army
Air Forces redistribution station of the Santa Ana Army Air Base,
after having served overseas with a ground unit of the 13th Air
Force in the Southwest Pacific theatre of operations. A logger in
civilian life, Johnson entered the service April 7, 1942, and went
overseas the same month, receiving his training in Hawaii. While
here, returned veterans from overseas air forces receive complete
physical examinations, reclassification according to military skills
and assignments to domestic stations of the AAF.
CLINTON FOSTER NOW IS A TURRET INSTRUCTOR
Clintor Maurice Foster, USNR, formerly of Oroville, was promoted
to turret instructor at naval aviation turret training center, Jacksonville,
"Fla., following his graduation as aviation electrician. Foster
is the grandson of George C. Duensing and the nephew of Neil C.
Hansen of Oroville. His brother, Darell Winston Foster, USNR, NATTC,
Memphis, Tenn., has been assigned to Aviation Radio School with
an all B-5 group.
VAUGHAN BOYS LEAVE AFTER VISIT HERE
Pvt. Kenneth Vaughan and Olman Vaughan left recently after a holiday
visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Vaughan of Brown
Street. Pvt. Vaughan flew home on a 7 day leave from Hill Field,
Ogden, Utah. Olman is a student at the College of Mortuary Science
in San Francisco. He spent 12 days at home. Mrs. Mary A. Johnson
of Hammonton, mother of Mrs. Vaughan, returned to her home Wednesday
after a visit with the family.
On A Sadder Note-
H. H. JUCHTZER DIES IN ACTION
Pfc. Harvey H. Juchtzer was killed in action on Dec. 19 in Belgium,
according to a telegram received here today from the War Department
by Ms parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Juchtzer of the Spring Valley
Mine. Pfc. Juchtzer was inducted into the army Feb. 8, 1943, from
Oroville. He trained at Camp Bowie and Camp Hood, Texas, with the
tank destroyer battalion, armored division, U.S. Army. In June of
this year he was sent overseas arriving in Europe shortly after
the D-day invasion. He has written letters home from German soil.
Before entering the army he was helping his father at the mine in
the Cherokee district. He is a graduate of the Calaveras County
schools near Angels Camp. He leaves besides his parents, three sisters,
Dorothy and Elizabeth Juchtzer of this vicinity, Emily Juchtzer,
a welder in the shipyards at Portland, Ore., and a brother Fritz
Juchtzer, yard superintendent at the Seabees Base in Pleasanton.