Arnold L. Ender

Eau Claire and Chippewa Man Awarded DFC
AN 8TH AIR FORCE BOMBER STATION, England—The Distinguished Flying Cross has been awarded to Second Lieutenant Robert C. Shaw, 27, of Eau Claire, co-pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress, and to First Lieutenant Arnold L. Ender, 21, Chippewa Falls for "extraordinary achievement" during bombing attacks on vital German industrial and military targets. 

Lieutenant Shaw also holds the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and Lieutenant Ender, Navigator on the Flying Fortress, Rough Deal, holds the Air Medal and seven Oak Leaf Clusters. 

Both officers are in the Third Bombardment Division, cited by the President for the historic England to Africa shuttle-bombing of the Messerschmitt factories at Regensburg, Germany in August 1943.

Lieutenant Shaw, the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Shaw, 424 Tama Street of Boone, Iowa, is married to Mrs. Alice G. Shaw of 202 Washington Street, Eau Claire. Before entering the Army Air Forces in August 1942, he was employed as a salesman for A. Stein and Company, Chicago, IL. He received his pilot's wings at Frederick, OK in August 1943.

Lieutenant Ender is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ender, and his wife is Mrs. Colleen Ender of 8 North Culver Street, Chippewa Falls, WI. He was a student at Eau Claire Teachers College before he entered the Army Air Forces in August 1943.