Harris Carol Erickson


Private Harris Carol Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erick Erickson, 312 North Oxford Avenue, has reported at Keesler Field, MS to begin a phase of processing designed to determine his qualifications as a pre-aviation cadet. Upon successful completion of medical and psychological tests, classification and training, he will be sent to a college or university for five months of further study. If it is found that he has sufficient academic background, he will be sent directly to a pre-flight center for cadet training.

Private Norman L. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Johnson, Route 5, and Private Harris E. Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Erickson, 312 North Oxford Avenue, have been graduated from the Army Air Forces Flexible Gunnery School at Tyndall Field, FL, one of the largest schools of its kind. Upon graduation, they received silver wings, signifying they are ready to become members of a combat crew of an Army Air Forces bomber.

Sergeant Harris C. Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erick Erickson, 112 North Oxford Avenue, recently promoted from Corporal and gunner on a B-24 Liberator, recently arrived in England.

He entered the Air Corps in May 1944 and received his basic training at Keesler Field, MS. His advanced training was taken at Tyndal Field, FL; Westover Field, MA; Chatham Field, GA; and Mitchell Field, NY. 

Prior to entering the service, he was attending the Eau Claire State Teachers College and worked at the Benson Optical Company. His brother, Norman, serving with the First Cavalry Division on Luzon, was recently promoted from Staff Sergeant to First Sergeant.