Harry L. Gilbert

Sgt. H. Gilbert In England with Carrier Command
A NINTH AIR FORCE CARRIER COMMAND STATION ENGLAND—Staff Sergeant Harry L. Gilbert, son of Mrs. Martha L. Gilbert, 733 Third Street, Eau Claire, WI, is now stationed in England with the IX Troop Carrier Command.

He is a brother of Floyd Gilbert of 622 Whipple Street and Mrs. Cyril Gutsch of 522 1/2 Bellinger Street, both of Eau Claire, WI. He is a member of the Lutheran church and was employed by the Sterling Pulp and Paper Company for 12 years prior to induction into the service in October 1942. 

He graduated from Parachute Riggers School at Chanute Field, IL and is chief of his parachute department. He has been overseas one year, serving in French Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy. 

He has been awarded the Good Conduct Ribbon, the European Theater of Operations Ribbon, and a Bronze Battle Star. 

The IX Troop Carrier Command is headed by Brigadier General Paul L. Williams, who planned and led the troop carrier flight which spearheaded the invasion of Sicily.

This command is part of the Ninth Air Force, veteran of the North African Desert Campaign, now U.S. Component of the Allied Expeditionary Air Force.