Two Eau Claire Soldiers Check Ship Documents
The soldiers are Corporal Norman Crowe, 25, of 407 Gray Street, and Private First Class Richard A. Shea, 23, of 712 Seventh Avenue.
Loading manifests, tally sheets, ship sailing records, and all relevant data on supply shipments to the Western Front are handled by Corporal Crowe and Private First Class Shea. They check these reports and then compile the information for the port’s cargo planning section.
Crowe was a bookkeeper in civilian life. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Crowe, live at the Gray Street address.
Before entering the Army, Private First Class Shea was employed by the E. I. Dupont Company. His mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Shea, lives at the Seventh Avenue address.
|Merit Certificate for Cargo Planning|
|A SOUTH COAST PORT, England--Award of the Certificate of Merit for the meritorious service to
Corporal Norman Crowe, 25, of 407 Gray Street, has been announced by the
headquarters of this Army Transportation Corps Port.
Corporal Crowe is stationed in the port's cargo planning branch. Working with small paper models, drawn to scale, he determines how much war cargo can be loaded in the hold of a ship. The citation accompanying the award reads, in part: "the efficiency of the cargo planning branch during the strenuous days prior to D-Day and the weeks, thereafter, was made possible by Corporal Crowe's conscientious and energetic devotion to duty."
A graduate of Eau Claire Senior High School, Corporal Crowe was a bookkeeper in civil life. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Crowe, live at the Gray Street address.