Eugene O. Berg

CPL. EUGENE BERG
Corporal Eugene O. Berg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Berg, 637 Franklin Street, has arrived safely somewhere in the South Pacific, according to word received by his wife. 

He enlisted in the Marine Air Corps on August 24, 1942. He received his basic training at San Diego, CA; later being transferred to the Naval Air School at Jacksonville, FL. He completed his training at Camp Kearney and Mojave, CA. 

Corporal Berg is a radio gunner on a B-24.


Home after 67  Bomber Missions In South Pacific 
CPL. EUGENE BERG
Corporal Eugene Berg of the Marine Air Corps was home recently  to spend a 30-day furlough with his wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Berg of 637 Franklin Street. 

Corporal Berg is a radar photographer on a B-24. He has served 11 months in the South Pacific, completing 67 missions. 

During his stay in Eau Claire, a belated wedding shower was given at the home of his parents. Approximately 60 guests were present.

Corporal Berg, a graduate of Eau Claire High School, worked at the Eau Claire Ordnance Plant before joining the Marine Corps on August 24, 1942. His wife, the former Shirley Stetler, also attended the Eau Claire High School and worked at the ordnance plant before their marriage in October 1943. 

Corporal Berg has reported to El Centro, Calif., where his wife will join him.


Roger Gilbertson Home on Furlough
Corporal Roger A. Gilbertson, United States Marine Corps, son of Mrs. George Gilbertson, 515 Forest Street, is spending a 30-day delay, en route here. Corporal Gilbertson, who has ended 18 months service in the Southwest Pacific, was connected with a tank battalion. He will report to Newport, RI on September 24.

Entering the service in August 1942, he went overseas in January 1943, after training at Camps Elliott and Pendleton and the San Diego Marine Base in California.

While in the Southwest Pacific area, he met Corporal  Merle "Ace" Gullickson, Corporal Don Stygar, Staff Sergeant Neil Hovind, and Eugene Berg from Eau Claire. Several Marines from this area were in his division.

Corporal Gilbertson has been at Guadalcanal and in New Zealand, among other points in the Southwest Pacific.

His brother, Sergeant Howard Gilbertson, is in the Signal Corps in the Army, somewhere in the Southwest Pacific, and another brother, Private First Class Vernon J. Gilbertson, is with the Air Service Command, stationed at Albuquerque, NM.