Mercury Register April 21, 1943
WAVE Enlistee Honored By Miss Faye Bundy At Theater Party, Social
Miss Faye Bundy was hostess Monday evening at a party honoring Mrs.
Edwin Green who leaves soon to report for WAVE duty in New York
City. Invited guests and the hostess attended the theater after
which they returned to Miss Bundy’s home for refreshments and a
social evening. A large cake centered the refreshment table. It
was frosted to resemble waves, topped with a red, white and blue
V and a little American flag, and had the words, “Good Luck Shirley”
written in the frosting. A farewell gift was presented to the guest
of honor by the group. Those attending were; Mesdames Frank Fenley,
Theodore Hodel, George Mason, Walter Thode, John Williams and Eugene
Boehme; the Misses Barbara Reeves, Edith Burroughs, Katherine Everett,
Eileen McDonnell, Betty Warren and Virginia Painter; the guest of
honor and the hostess.
In The Fight
Oroville Mercury September 23, 1943
GERALD MEYER GRADUATES AS NAVY METALSMITH
Gerald Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Meyer of Pomona Ave., Oroville,
recently graduated as Seaman, first class, from the aviation metal
smith school, Naval Air Training Center, Norman, Okla. His assignment
to another naval station or naval aviation unit afloat was stated
to be following soon. Seaman Meyer, who was an aircraft welder at
McClellan Field, Sacramento, before entering the navy, took his
boot camp at Farragut, Ida. His six weeks initial training began
there Dec. 26, 1942. Shortly after Pearl Harbor he left the Oroville
Union high school to study army welding at Pasadena and on graduation
went to McClellan Field.
CHAS FORD STUDIES FOR AVIATION PILOT
Charles H. Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias K. Ford of Gridley and
formerly of Oroville, is studying to be an aviation pilot at Kansas
State College, Manhattan, Kans. On completing his present courses
he will be classified and enter pre-flight training. Before coming
to Kansas, Ford was stationed at Camp Kearns, Utah. He was sworn
into service, Sept, 1942 and was called May 6, 1943. The aviation
student graduated from Oroville Union high school in 1934. For years
he served as a bakery concern agent in territory extending from
Yuba City to Willows.
GOLDEN SITTON GRADUATES FROM RADIO SCHOOL
Pfc. Golden Mankins Sitton, 19, son of Mrs. Mary E. Sitton, of Durham,
has just been graduated from radio operators school at the San Diego
Marine Corps base. He now is ready for assignment to a signal unit
of a combat organization. Pfc. Sitton entered the Marine Corps last
ENGASSER TRANSFERRED TO LOUISIANA STATION
Pfc. Norval Engasser has been transferred from Camp Houze, Tex.,
to Shreveport, La. He is in an infantry company.
PARADISE BOY SIGNS WITH AIRCORPS RESERVE
Harold John Rogers, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Rogers, Sr.,
Wagstaff Road, Rt. 2, Paradise, Cal., has signed up in the enlisted
reserve corps of the Army Air Forces as a potential aircrew member.
The 17-year-old member of the 1943 Chico High School graduating
class enlisted with the Chico Army Air Field Recruiting Office,
where he took his physical examination and mental screening test.
“Some Gave All”
Pfc. Golden Sitton was indeed assigned to a combat unit that
went to one of the worse places in the world, Iwo Jima, he lost
his life there, February 22, 1945, fighting for our Freedom. You
can find more about him on our Web Site. At that same web site you
can read more about Pfc. Norval Engassser, who went on to become
a POW of the Germans, but came home to Oroville for a long time.
I think he had a store on Greenville Street.
THANK YOU THANK YOU Charles Carey and crew of Carey Construction,
They now have the distinction of doing the first physical work on
Oroville’s Veteran Memorial Park and what a job they did. It’s just
a wonderful feeling to know that it is finally coming together.
And Thanks to PGE for their work disconnecting power, gas lines
etc. Also Nor Cal Waste for hauling the houses away.
The Foothill Community Church, 533-0912, is starting a program
to send packages to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have
the stuff, just need names and Addresses.