January 22, 2016
More from 1942-43 Scrapbook
Corp. Lloyd Silva Tank Instructor
Corp. Lloyd J. Silva, who is in the Armed Force Replacement Training
Center at Fort Knox, Ky., has finished several weeks of schooling
in mechanics. He was one of six selected from 700 soldiers to be
tank mechanics and eligible for transfer to the Air Force as technician.
Promoted to technical corporal last March, he is now instructor
and inspector of tanks for the 3rd Group Motor Pool. Corp. Silva
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Silva of Strawberry Valley. His
wife, the former Dolores Dahl of Oroville, went to Kentucky several
months ago to be with her husband.
Miss Smith Serves As An Army Nurse
A niece and three nephews of Mr. and Mrs. Muril Waugh of Robinson
street are among Uncle Sam’s fighting men and women. They are the
granddaughter and the grandsons of L.M. Nichols. The group, with
one exception chose the navy. Miss Marie Smith, a first lieutenant
in the army nurses corps, enlisted in February, 1942, following
her graduation from the surgical department of Highland Hospital
in Oakland. She is stationed at Camp Gurber, Okla., awaiting call
for overseas duty. The daughter of Mrs. Bernice Smith of Portola,
she formerly lived in Oroville.
(Stu-There it is in Print Uncle Sam’s Fighting Men and Women, be
proud of them all.)
Cadet Peterson Has No Time For Loafing
Cadet Louis John Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Clemo, has been
sent to Kansas State College for a course in chemical engineering.
Cadet Peterson entered the service last November and served at Camp
Haan where he was assigned to a hospital station. He was later transferred
to laboratory school in the Denver Fitzsimmon General Hospital,
largest Army hospital in the world. There he was on call 24 hours
everyday and devoted 10 hours to physical education each week. The
rest of any time he had left was given to study.
De Sabla Boy Commissioned In U. S. Naval Reserve Headquarters
Ninth Naval District, Great Lakes Illinois Ensign Denver
C. Latimer, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver Latimer, De Sabla, California,
was one of a class of 900 men commissioned as officers in the U.
S. Naval Reserve upon graduation from the Naval Training School
for Midwestern university, Chicago, Ill., last week.
Tiedeman Now First Class
Pvt. Leroy F. Tiedeman, of Camp Beale, formerly of Oroville, has
been promoted to the rank of Private First Class. Tiedeman is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter N. Tiedeman, of Palermo Road.
(Stu- Leroy came home from the war, worked on Oroville Dam and is
the brother of Pat Fore and Sam Gaines and was a member of our Oroville
Veterans Memorial Committee Honoring all of Butte County.)
Former Crack Bowler Rolls Out Big Guns
Bob Anderson, who just before he entered the Army, created a sensation
among local bowling fans by rolling 600 in a contest at the Elks
Alleys, is now rolling out the big guns at Anti Aircraft Training
Center, Camp Stewart, Georgia. Anderson is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
N. G. Anderson of Linden Avenue. He was graduated from Oroville
high school in 1941 and was manager of the high school basketball
team during his senior year. He attended Yuba Junior College at
Marysville until the time of his enlistment, April 14, 1943. He
was classmate of Alpha (Tex) Worthy and Leslie Bidwell Oroville
who have both given their lives in the service of their country.
In a letter to his parents, Anderson tells that his station is a
thirty-five mile long new camp and that the men are putting in a
lot of work clearing it. He winds up with “I would sure like to
see old Oroville again. Tell all my friends ‘hello.’”
(Stu – We must find more on all these men and women. Help!)
Stanley Nichols Also In Pacific Section
Stanley Nichols, seaman second class, another son of H. A. Nichols,
also lived with Mr. and Mrs. Waugh here before enlisting in the
navy, and attended high school here. He has been in the navy since
last September and now is serving in the South Pacific theatre of
(Stu- In the 40’s the South Pacific was a very scary place.)
June is coming fast. Yea! We will build on our River Site then.
I feel so good something to see. But don’t forget we have a long
way to go!