Gerald R. Abrahamson

Enlisted by Army Aviation Cadet Board
Shown above are five youths from Eau Claire and one from Chippewa Falls being enlisted in the Air Corps Enlisted Reserve by Lieutenant Edward J. Meikel, when representatives of the Army Aviation Cadet Examining Board of Milwaukee held a one-day session at the Elks Club here Monday. 

These youths were presented with Silver Wings; designating their enlistment for training as pilots, bombardiers or navigators. They will be called for active duty some time after their eighteenth birthdays. 

In the group with Lieutenant Meikel, head of the traveling board, are George D. Olson, Route 4, Eau Claire; John S. Remol, 721 Dover Street, Chippewa Falls; Kenneth P. Strum, 1022 Omaha Street; Patrick J. Crawford, 506 South Farwell; Carson W. Proctor, Jr., 538 Maple Street; and Gordon 0. Wollum, 315 1/2 Oak, Eau Claire.  

Besides enlisting the above youths, the traveling board qualified 18 youths after mental exams, and they will be formally enlisted, if they pass physical examinations to be given at Truax Field, Madison in about a week. 

These youths are Gerald R. Abrahamson, Fairchild; Francis H. Boetcher, 709 Churchill, Eau Claire; Marvin H. Hanson, 615 Hobart, Eau Claire; Patrick J. Hayden, Rock Falls; Orville B. Jevne, Rock Falls; Leonard E. Nysuen, Strum; Edward R. Smith, 507 Island, Chippewa Falls; Alvin L. Christianson, Colfax.

Laurance R. Eide, 139 Second Avenue, Stanley; Richard J. Flodeen, Route 4, Stanley; George R. Gamroth,; Independence; Lawrence J. Kampa, Independence; Wilbert N. Kohnke, Elk Mound; Herman J. Lundberg, Jr., 1552 Bellevue Avenue, Eau Claire; Brennan W. Rice, Osseo; Raymond [**data missing**]