Robert J. Garton

Private First Class Robert J. Garton, 20, son of Mrs. Irene M. Garton, 1004 1/2 Main Street, is a recent graduate of the Kingman Army Air Field Flexible Gunnery School, situated a few miles outside of Kingman, AZ. He entered the Army on January 14, 1943. He attended Elk Mound High School.

Corporal Robert J. Garton, son of Mrs. Irene Garton, 1004 1/2 Main Street, has reported at the Gulfport, MS bomber base for an intensive training course as an engineer on a B-17 Flying Fortress. He entered the service in January 1943.

Sergeant Robert Garton, son of Irene and David Garton, Sr., both of Eau Claire, has arrived in England, where he is Chief Engineer and Gunner on a B-17. 

Before going overseas, he received his training at Jefferson Barracks, MO; Mt. Rainer, WA; Pyote Air Base, TX;  Salt Lake City, UT; Kessler Field, MS; Amarillo, TX; Kingsman, AZ;  Tampa, FL; Gulfport, MS; Savannah, GA. He was recently awarded the Air Medal. 

His wife, Liliann, resides in Belle, MO. Sergeant Garton was graduated from Elk Mound High School in 1942 and entered the Army in January 1943. 

His brother, Sergeant David Garton, is now in Germany with the Third Army with a tank division. He was wounded while fighting in France last August and was hospitalized to England. He received the Purple Heart. He was returned to his unit following recovery. 

While in the United States, he received training at Camp Polk, LA; Camp Rice, CA; Camp Pickett, VA; and Indiantown Gap, PA. He has been overseas for about 18 months.