Joseph Bonnefon

SGT. JOSEPH BONNEFON
Sergeant Joseph Bonnefon, brother of Mrs. Louise Tetzlaff, 648 First Avenue, has arrived in Italy, where he is serving as an airplane mechanic and member of a bomber crew. 

He entered service about two years ago and received training in Boise, ID; Salt Lake City, UT; and Fresno, CA and other camps.


Eau Claire Sergeant Repairs Trucks in Italian Theater

SGT. JOSEPH BONNEFON REPAIRING TRUCK 
15TH AAF IN ITALY—"This job is a lot easier on the feet than the French Infantry was," said Sergeant Joseph Bonnefon, 39, as he repaired a truck at a B-24 Liberator base, where he is an ordnance mechanic. His sister, Mrs. Louise Tetzlaff, lives at 648 First Avenue, Eau Claire, WI, and Bonnefon lived there while operating a lathe for the National Pressure Cooker Company. 

On August 25, 1942, he joined the Army Air Forces and, after several months as a "bomb jockey," became a mechanic. He came to the United States from France in 1928 and, for three years previous, had served in the French army in Syria.


PROMOTION
Joseph Bonnefon, 39, 648 First Avenue, auto mechanic in a B-24 Liberator group, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Philip R. Hayes [?], Pearl River, NY, has recently been promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He is with the Fifteenth Army Air Force in Italy. Sergeant Bonnefon entered the Army Air Forces on August 25, 1942 and received [**data missing**]