December 3, 2004
Oroville Mercury Register Thursday, May 10, 1945
Former Oroville Man Recognized
1st Sgt. Andrew J. Domich, left, former Oroville
mining man, gets recognition for his work in supervising the repair
of flak-torn B-17 Flying Fortress bombers that went back to help
complete the Nazi downfall. Dominch Given Merit Award For
outstanding meritorious performance of duty as crash inspector with
a mobile reclamation crew at a large strategic air depot somewhere
in England, 1st Sgt. Andrew J. Domich of Sacramento,
formerly of Oroville, was awarded the certificate of merit. His
commanding officer, Col. James F. Early of the 8th Air
Force Service Command, made the award at impressive ceremonies at
the command station. Domich, who used to engage in mining with the
Gold Meadows Mining and Milling Company here tangled with a different
kind of metal in England. He was charged with the duty of reconditioning
B-17 bombers that the deadly metal flak had crippled. Son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Domich of Sacramento, Domich is a graduate of Christian
Brothers High School and Sacramento Junior College, and of Creighton
University, Omaha, Neb. His wife, Dora, and daughter Sandra Jean,
live in Sacramento.
Newcomer to Oroville Engaged to Local Man
Informal announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss
Lila Massey to Karl W. Kramer, shipfitter 2/c in the Naval Construction
Battalion. Miss Massey is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
James Humphry Massey of Oklahoma City. Okla. She moved to Oroville
in January from Los Angeles where she had been living for several
years. She is employed at Strang’s Drive In. Kramer, who is stationed
in the Philippines, is the son of James S. Kramer of Lincoln
Street. The couple met while he was stationed at Port Hueneme. They
plan to be married after the war. While in Oroville, Miss Massey
is making her home with Miss Edna Kramer, sister of her fiance.
Sgt. Long Visits At Foothill Home
Sgt. Bruce Long is home on 21-day furlough from Australia and New
Guinea. He will report to Santa Monica after his furlough to be
reassigned for further duty. Long married an Australian girl and
she expects to join her husband soon. Long is staying with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George Long on their ranch near Garden Ranch. This
is his first visit to Oroville after three years of overseas duty.
He has been in the army four years.
Mr. and Mrs. William Mumpower and Sgt. L. Mumpower were visitors
in the Foothill district recently. Mr. and Mrs. Mumpower are from
Los Angeles. Sgt. Mumpwer is from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Stu’s Notes; This is from the Oroville Mercury
“ In Gridley , a service sponsored by the Feather River chapter
25 of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will be held at 9:55
a. m. at the flagpole and monument at the Butte County Fairgrounds.
A no host breakfast will be held at the Black Bear Diner in Gridley
preceding the ceremony. This year marks the 63rd anniversary
of the battle of Pearl Harbor. All veterans and the public may attend.
The service honors the more than 2,400 U. S. citizens killed and
more than 1,100 wounded during the battle.” I have been going to
this Remembrance Service for about 7 or more years. It is a very
moving service. The survivors will be there, maybe one or two less
than last year. Those that have gone on Must Never Be Forgotten.