Paul E. Erickson

Turret Gunner is Seriously Wounded on Christmas Day

S/SGT. PAUL ERICKSON
Staff Sergeant Paul E. Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.N. Erickson, 508 Washington Street, was seriously wounded in action over Czechoslovakia on Christmas Day, according to a War Department telegram received by his parents from Washington, DC.

He entered the service on July 23, 1942.

Staff Sergeant Erickson left for overseas in September 1944 and arrived in Italy. He was a turret gunner on a B-27.

 

 


Wounded Gunner at Hospital in U.S.

SGT.  PAUL ERICKSON
Sergeant Paul E. Erickson, turret gunner on a B-27, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Erickson, 508 Washington Street, returned to the United States on February 4, last, and is now at Mayo General Hospital, Galesburg, IL, recovering from serious wounds received in action over Czechoslovakia on Christmas Day, according to word received by his parents from Washington.

His arm was severely torn.

Sergeant Erickson entered the service on July 23, 1942 and left for overseas service in September 1944, arriving in Italy.