Warren K. Gifford

Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gifford of Eleva that their son, Corporal Warren K. Gifford, has arrived in England.

After enlisting in the Air Corps on October 25, 1942, he trained at Miami, FL; Scott Field, IL; Michigan State College, Lansing, MI; San Antonio, TX; Kingsman, AZ; Shreveport, LA; and Lake Charles, LA.

He is a radio gunner. 

Corporal Gifford had a 10-day furlough in February.

From the headquarters of a medium bombardment base in the European Theater comes the announcement that Corporal Warren K. Gifford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Gifford, Eleva, has been promoted to Sergeant. 

Sergeant Gifford is radio operator in the "Black Death" Marauder Group, commanded by Colonel Gerald E. Williams, Presque Isle, ME. In less than eight months of operation, the group has completed 166 missions against the enemy and is now directly supporting our armies invading Germany. 

Sergeant Gifford trained for his air crew duties at Scott Field, IL and Kingman Field, AZ, where he graduated from Aerial Gunnery School. He enlisted on October 30, 1942.

Gunner Wounded Over Germany
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gifford of Eleva received word from the War Department on January 7 that their son, Technical Sergeant Warren K. Gifford, was seriously wounded in a flight over Germany on December 23 and is now hospitalized.

Sergeant Gifford is an aerial gunner.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 25, 1942. He went overseas late last summer, arriving in England. His latest letter, just received by his parents, was written December 8 in France. He had then completed twenty missions.