Ernest E. Erickson

Corporal Douglas Erickson and Sergeant Thomas D. Erickson recently spent their furloughs together at the home of their mother, Mrs. Bertha Omodth, 506 Davis Avenue. Douglas, in the Army Air Corps, has been serving in the North Atlantic area for the past year. Thomas, also in the Air Corps, has been stationed in Nevada for the past two years. Another brother, Ernest, is now in Australia.


TRANSFERRED TO NEW GUINEA
Private Ernest Erickson has been transferred from Australia to New Guinea, according to an airmail letter received by his wife, who lives at Route 1, Strum. He left the United States in June. Private Erickson is the son of Mrs. Bertha Omodth, 506 Davis Avenue, this city. He has two brothers in the service, Corporal Douglas Erickson, serving in the North Atlantic area, and Sergeant Thomas Erickson, in the Air Corps Gunnery School at Las Vegas, NV.  

PROMOTED
Ernest Erickson has been promoted to Private First Class, according to word received by his wife, who lives at Strum, Route 1. Private First Class Erickson is the son of Mrs. Bertha Omodth of this city. He is now in a rest camp in the Admiralties. He is in the Cavalry and he writes that he has seen “plenty of action.”

ON LEYTE
Private First Class Ernest E. Erickson, son of Bertha Omodth of Eau Claire, WI, is fighting in the Philippines with a Cavalry regiment, a unit in the famed First Cavalry Division. Erickson’s wife, Beulah, and daughter, Judy Ann, are at present living here.  

Is Wounded in Manila Fighting

PFC. ERNEST ERICKSON
Private First Class Ernest Erickson was wounded in action in Manila on March 9, according to word received from the War Department by his wife, who resides at Strum, Route 1. He is the son of Mrs. Bertha Omodth, Eau Claire.

Private First Class Erickson left for overseas in June 1943 with the First Cavalry Division and took part in landings on New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, and Leyte, Philippine Islands, before the invasion on Luzon. He entered the service on October 24, 1942.


Wounded Third Time on Luzon

Private First Class Ernest E. Erickson has been wounded for the third time during fighting on Luzon, Philippine Islands, according to word received by his wife, who resides at Strum, Route 1.

He was wounded the first time April 1 and the last time May 31. [**data missing**]one were serious.

Private First Class Erickson’s mother is Mrs. Bertha Omodth, Davis Avenue.