Wilber G. Grippen

TANKER FLEET
Private Alvin E. Zillmer, 506 Bellinger Street, and Corporal Richard A. Welter, 1015 North Seventh Street, both of Eau Claire; Corporal Orval E. Vanderburg, Baldwin; Corporal Merle A. May of Cornell; Warrant Officer (junior grade) Wilbur G. Grippen of Durand; and Captain H. L. Linton of Elroy are with the bulk tanker motor transport service in Europe, hauling gasoline for mechanized and aviation units through artillery fire, enemy planes and snipers.