Harland W. Gessner

Harlan Gessner Wins Promotion in Air Transport
LT. HARLAN W. GESSNER
Harlan W. Gessner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gessner, Route 2, has been promoted to First Lieutenant in the Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command, according to Colonel Ralph E. Spake, Commanding Officer of the California group.

Lieutenant Gessner, a former student of the Eau Claire High School, has been in the service since 1940. He has made several foreign trips in the Air Transport Command.


Burma Flights Win Air Medal for City Flier
LT. HARLAN GESSNER
LONG BEACH, July 19 (AP)--First Lieutenant Harlan W. Gessner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gessner of Eau Claire, WI, Saturday, was given the Army's Flying Cross and Air Medal for flying unarmed transports over the Burma Road.