Richard A. Ganther

Eau Claire Man Gets Wings as Flight Officer
Richard A. Ganther, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Ganther, 1607 South Farwell Street, was awarded the wings of a flying officer and received an appointment as a Flight Officer in the Army Air Forces at the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Stuttgart, AR.

Flight Officer Ganther is a member of Class 43-1, the third class to complete the intensive training course at Stuttgart's two-engine advanced flying school.

Dick Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Perry, Route 1, Boyd, was recently commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Forces at Turner Field, Albany, GA. He received his silver wings upon completion of the final phase of aviation cadet training.

Edward Gorkowski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gorkowski, Fairchild, also received his silver wings and commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Forces at Turner Field, Albany, GA.  Turner Field, an Advanced Flying School, is one of a group of air bases which composes the Army Air Forces Southeast Training Center.


F/O RICHARD GANTHER
Flight Officer Richard A. Ganther has arrived in England, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Ganther, 1607 South Farewell Street. 

He entered the service on September 9, 1942 and received his training at Fort Sheridan, IL and Nashville, TN. 

After transfer to the Army Air Corps, he trained at Maxwell Field, AL; Orangeburg, SC; and Greensville, MS. He received his pilot's wings and was appointed a flight officer at Stuttgart Army Air Field, AR on October 1, 1943. Before leaving the United States, he was stationed at Avon Park, FL and Hunter Field, Savannah, GA. 

His brother, Robert H. Ganther, U.S. Navy, is stationed at the Fleet Post Office in New York City.


Richard Ganther Promoted at Air Base in England
Richard A. Ganther has been promoted from the rank of Flight Officer to that of Second Lieutenant, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Ganther, 1607 South Farwell Street.

He has been awarded the Air Medal and six Oak Leaf Clusters and has two stars on his European Theater of Operations Ribbon, one for combat service and the other for participating in the invasion of France.

Lieutenant Ganther is stationed with the Ninth Air Force somewhere in England.


PROMOTED--Richard A. Ganther, son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Ganther, of this city, has been promoted to First Lieutenant. He is with the Ninth Air Force in France.

Ensign Robert H. Ganther, son of George Ganther, 1607 South Farewell Street, has reported to NTS Hollywood Beach Hotel, Hollywood, FL for advanced training and ultimate assignment.

He entered the Navy in May 1943 and completed boot training at Farragut, Idaho. In November 1943, he completed training at the Specialist Mail School at Sampson, NY with a Specialist Third Class (Mail) rating. He was then sent to the Fleet Post Office at New York City, where he was promoted; then applied for, and received, his commission as Ensign in August 1944.

He was then sent to Princeton University, Princeton, NJ for indoctrination.

He has a brother, Lieutenant Richard A. Ganther, serving with the Ninth Air Force in France.


RETURNS TO U. S.
First Lieutenant Richard A. Ganther, son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Ganther, 1607 South Farwell Street, has been returned to the redistribution center at Santa Ana Army Air Base, CA, after completing 65 combat missions as pilot of a B-26 Marauder in the European Theater of Operations. He holds the Air Medal with twelve Oak Leaf Clusters and four Battle Stars for major operations with the Ninth Air Force.

Ensign Robert H. Ganther, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ganther, 1607 South Farwell Street, is now serving on a ship in the Pacific, out from the New Hebrides, according to word received by his wife, who resides at 438 1/2 Fulton Street.

He entered the Navy in May 1943 and completed boot training at Farragut, Idaho. In November 1943, he completed training at the Specialist Mail School at Sampson, NY with a Specialist Third Class (Mail) rating. He was then sent to the Fleet Post Office at New York City, where he was promoted; then applied for, and received, his commission as an Ensign in August 1944.

He was then sent to Princeton University, Princeton, NJ for indoctrination, and then went to Hollywood, FL and Little Creek, VA for further training. 

His brother, Lieutenant Richard A. Ganther, who served with the Ninth Air Force in France, is now back in the United States, after completing 65 missions.