Lester A. Anderson

Corporal Lester A. Anderson has arrived safely in Italy, according to word received by his wife, who lives in this city.

Corporal Anderson entered service on May 17, 1943. He received his basic training at Jefferson Barracks. He is in the Army Air Corps. He was last stationed at Muroc, CA. He is the son of Mrs. Josephine Anderson, Cochrane Street.

Lester A. Anderson, 29, 809 1/2 Second Avenue, has been promoted to Sergeant. Sergeant Anderson is stationed somewhere in Italy with a B-24 Liberator bomber group of the Fifteenth Army Air Force and is assigned to the group's headquarters. Sergeant Anderson entered the service on May 17, 1943.

Sergeant Lester A. Anderson, 39[?], of 809 1/2 Second Avenue, Staff Clerk, has been authorized to wear a second Battle Star, according to an announcement by the Fifteenth Army Air Force in Italy.

Eau Claire Soldier in Italy Is Awarded Good Conduct Medal
15TH AAF IN ITALY--Sergeant Lester A. Anderson, 39[?], of 809 1/2 Second Avenue, Eau Claire, WI, has been awarded the Good Conduct Medal, it was announced by the Fifteenth Army Air Force.

In the words of the citation, which accompanied the award, Sergeant Anderson's work has "demonstrated fidelity through faithful and exact performance of duty, efficiency through capacity to produce desired results." It also mentions that his "behavior has been such to deserve emulation."

Sergeant Anderson is stationed in Italy with a Fifteenth Army Air Forces Liberator Bombardment Group, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph G. Russell of San Antonio, Texas. Serving with the headquarters staff, Sergeant Anderson is a member of a veteran group which has completed over 100 missions against strategic targets in the network of German rail, industrial, and oil centers throughout southern Europe and the Balkans.

A salesman for a men's clothing store, he entered the service on May 17, 1943.