|Robert E. Boernke|
|Pilots Receive Army Wings|
|A force of more than one thousand young Midwesterners
became combat pilots on March 13 in eleven simultaneous Army Air Forces Training
Those from this locality receiving their pilot's wings include: Flight Officer Mason R. Burns, 320 Eighth Avenue, Eau Claire, who was graduated from Ellington Field, TX; Second Lieutenant Bernard W. Kyes, Eau Claire, who was graduated from Blackland Field, Waco, TX; Second Lieutenant Ralph Poss, 927 Chauncey, Eau Claire, who was graduated from Blackland Field; and Second Lieutenant Bruce W. Jordan, Stanley, who was graduated from Eagle Pass Field, TX.
Others who also received their wings and commissions of assignments as Flight Officers included: Second Lieutenant Willard J. Jacobson, Hixton, from Blackland; Flight Officer Joseph G. Rose III, Luck, from Blackland; Second Lieutenant John B. Haas, Marinette, from Aloe Field, Victoria, TX; Second Lieutenant Eugene J. Link, Ridgeland, from Blackland; and Second Lieutenant Robert E. Boernke, Woodville, from Eagle Pass Field.
There were 92 fliers from Wisconsin who graduated during the exercises last week.