February 26, 2016
From the Scrapbook 1941-46
Washburn A Lieutenant In The Army Engineers
Lt. Carlyle Washburn, son of Alvin (Doc) Washburn of Oroville has
been commissioned a lieutenant in the Army Engineers. He received
officers training at Belvoir, Va. He is in the first special service
force. Later he was transferred to Fort William Henry Harrison,
Helena, Mont. At present he is in Norfolk, Va.
(Stu- See below he sure had his share of fighting.)
Lieut. Phillips At Carlsbad Army Field
Second Lieut. James W. Phillips has reported for duty at the Carlsbad
Army Air Field, Carlsbad, New Mexico. He is the son of Mrs. Marie
Phillips, Rt. 2 Oroville. He was commissioned October 7, 1942 at
Albuquerque, N. M. Glenn Daniels Taking Training At Farragut Farragut,
Idaho- Beginning his recruit training this week at Farragut Naval
Training Station is Glenn Elwood Daniels, son of Floyd Daniels,
Route 2, Oroville. Daniels will be taught military discipline, the
fundamentals of seamanship, and undergo rigorous physical hardening.
Marvin Leonard To Be A Navy Electrician
Farragut, Idaho- Marvin Pasco Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P.
Leonard, El Noble Street, Oroville, has entered the electrician’s
service school for a sixteen week specialized course. He will learn
the latest technical information in the field in which he will serve
the Navy. Upon completion of this course, he will be given an opportunity
to qualify for a rate of petty officer and assigned to a unit of
the Navy, either ashore or afloat.
Gets Silver Wings
D. Countryman who recently received the silver wings of an aerial
gunner and the chevrons of a sergeant when he completed training
at Arm Air Force Flexible Gunnery School at Tyndall Field. He has
now joined a combat unit. Countryman is the brother of Mrs. Beryl
Carlton of Oroville.
Dunn’s Comic Strip In Army Newspaper
A comic strip, “Col. Wrightflank,” by Corp. John Dunn of Oroville
is now appearing in the Army Times, national weekly newspaper for
the United States Army. The cartoon, which pictures the antics of
a fictitious officer, appeared first in the Geiger Field Journal
of Geiger Field,Wash., where Dunn was stationed before he was assigned
to the administrative clerical school at Ft. Logan, Colo. Dunn,
whose hobby is drawing did weekly cartoons for the Mercury-Register
when 16 years of age, while attending high school. After graduation
he worked as a messenger for the Western Union here, and later was
employed at the Western Pacific roundhouse in Oroville. He joined
the army in January, 1942. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William
T. Dunn of Park Avenue.
This is from Looking Back on Oroville Heroes March 7, 2003.
Lt. Washburn Making a Satisfactory Recovery
Alvin Washburn has received
word that his son, 1st Lt. Carlyle Washburn is on 30-day leave at
his home in LaGrange, 30 miles east of Modesto. He hopes to visit
in Oroville on his next leave. Lt. Washburn was wounded somewhere
in France recently and is making a satisfactory recovery. He suffered
from concussion more than from the bullets that hit him. He is making
the acquaintance of a young son, born June 7 while he was fighting
in Rome. Washburn is a member of the Combat Engineers known as “The
Black Devils.” He joined the army just before Pearl Harbor was bombed
and saw action at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands and in Italy and
France. He graduated from Oroville high school and specialized in
mining and electrical engineering in college He was employed by
the LaGrange Gold dredging Co. at the time of his enlistment.
I’ve written before of Corp John Dunn’s comic strip and other comics
maybe more next week.