Douglas J. Gorton

Staff Sergeant Douglas J. Gorton has arrived in India, according to a letter received by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Gorton, 823 Chippewa Street.

A graduate of Eau Claire High School in 1939, Sergeant Gorton enlisted in the Army Air Force in February 1941 and received his basic training as a mechanic in the ground crew at Chanute Field, IL.

From there, he was transferred to Jefferson Barracks, MO and has since been stationed in Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He was in Kentucky for maneuvers last spring.

At the time his squadron was alerted, Sergeant Gorton was stationed at Aiken Air Base, SC as a crew chief on a liaison plane.