James J. Devine

James J. Devine of 225 West Spring Street, Chippewa Falls, has been promoted to Private First Class. Overseas since December 1942, Private First Class Devine is an airplane mechanic on a B-26 Marauder of the First Tactical Air Force in France.

During 20 months of combat operations, his veteran group has bombed enemy targets in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany.