|Howard C. Gilbert|
Corporal Howard C. Gilbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Gilbert of Rural Route 1, Chippewa Falls, has been assigned to the Army Air Forces Training Command Radio School at the Sioux Falls Army Air Field, Sioux Falls, SD for training as a radio operator-mechanic. Upon completion of a 26-week course, he will be fully trained to take his place as a member of a highly skilled bomber crew of the Army Air Forces.
|Eau Claire Man Is Returning for Pilot Training|
|SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND--Corporal Howard C. Gilbert, Eau
Claire, Wisconsin, has packed his barracks bags and said good-bye to
his comrades at an Air Service Command depot somewhere in England.
As a technical mechanic in an ordnance crew attached to the Air Force, Corporal Gilbert could watch fleets of American bombers roar off towards the enemy, but he could never ride in them. For seven. months, he remained tied down to his workshop bench; then he left his base for a short furlough in Scotland.
When he had been in Edinburgh, Scotland for just three days, his station called him back. His orders read: "Private First Class Howard C. Gilbert promoted to the grade of Corporal and transferred to United States for aviation cadet training."
Corporal Gilbert, enriched by seven months of tearing down and building up many types of aircraft motors on the ground, will complete his experience by the actual flying of American planes.
Corporal Gilbert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Gilbert and the husband of Mrs. Florence Gilbert. He graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1937.
Corporal Howard C. Gilbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Gilbert of Rural Route 1, Chippewa Falls, has recently graduated with high honors from the AAF training command radio school at Army Air Field, Sioux Falls, SC. He attained a grade of 4.1 out of a possible [data missing].