Lowell D. Alm

A/C Lowell Alm Is Placed on Honor Roll
In recognition of his scholastic excellence, during his first six weeks of training at this Pre-Flight School for Naval Aviation Cadets, Lowell D. Alm of Eau Claire is one of those who have been placed on the station's honor roll, according to an announcement today by Commanding Officer Clyde W. King, U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School, St. Mary's College, CA.

To be eligible for this honor, Cadet Alm had to maintain an average of 3.4 or better out of a possible 4.0 during the first half of the first half of his training period at St. Mary's Pre-Flight.

Academic courses in which Cadet Alm excelled included: Celestial Navigation, Advanced Aerology, Essentials of Naval Service, and Advanced Recognition of Ships and Planes. Military subjects, including Infantry Drill, Seamanship, Gunnery, and Communications, and an intensive athletic program for physical conditioning are also part of the pre-flight training for future Navy pilots.

Aviation Cadet Lowell D. Alm left Tuesday for Olathe, Kansas, after spending a 14-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Alm, 1413 Frederick Street. Aviation Cadet Alm has successfully completed his pre-flight training at St. Mary's College in California and will now begin primary flight training.

Mr. and Mrs. Alm have another son, Private First Class Donald Alm, who has been overseas since May 1943 and has served in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He has been in a hospital for the past five months, suffering from infection and a broken bone in his foot. He will soon be able to leave the hospital, according to his latest letter.

Pfc. Donald Alm with 7th Army
Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Alm, 1413 Frederick Street, that their son, Private First Class Donald J. Alm, landed in southern France about a week after D-Day of that invasion.

Private First Class Alm has been overseas for more than 16 months. He has been stationed in Africa, Sicily, and Italy. While in Italy, he took part in the Salerno and Naples battles, serving with the Glider Infantry, after which he was hospitalized for five months because of a broken foot and infection.

He is now with a Signal Corps unit of the Seventh Army in France.

He has a brother, Lowell Alm, who is a Naval Aviation Cadet now in advanced flying at Corpus Christi, Texas.