Anton C. Korger

Lieutenant Harold F. Korger has arrived safely at his destination, North Africa, according to word received by his mother, Mrs. Anton Korger, 1403 Omaha Street.

Lieutenant Korger attended the Eau Claire State Teachers College and was graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1940. He was director of public school music in the Eagle River Schools, until his enlistment in the Army Air Corps in December 1941. 

On August 13, 1942, he was graduated from Midland Field, Texas, receiving his bombardier's wings and his commission as Second Lieutenant. Prior to leaving for duties overseas, Lieutenant Korger was stationed at various fields, the last being Morrison Field, Florida. 

Mrs. Korger's youngest son, Private Anton C. Korger, is also in the Air Corps, training in Camp Pinedale, CA, and her son-in-law, Technical Sergeant Archie J. Kain, has been serving in England for the past year.


Corporal Anton C. Korger of Camp Pinedale, CA is spending a furlough at the home of his mother, Mrs. Anton Korger, 1403 Omaha Street.

PROMOTION
Anton C. Korger, son of Mrs. Rose Korger, 1403 Omaha Street, was promoted from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant on December 1. He is stationed at Camp Pinedale, CA.

S/SGT. ANTON KORGER
Staff Sergeant Anton C. Korger, has arrived somewhere in the Philippines, according to word received here by his wife, Esther, and his mother, Mrs. Rose Korger, 1403 Omaha Street.

Staff Sergeant Korger, who attended Sacred Heart School, Eau Claire High School, and State Teachers College, entered the service in February 1943 and received his training at Jefferson Barracks, MO and Camp Pinedale, CA. He is attached to an Army Air Force Band.

His brother, First Lieutenant Harold Korger, was taken prisoner of war in Germany on September 2, 1943 and his brother-in-law, Technical Sergeant Archie Kain, has been overseas in the European Theater of Operations for the past 35 months.


First Lieutenant Harold (Harry) Korger is visiting his mother, Mrs. Rose Korger, 1403 Omaha Street, after being liberated from a German prisoner of war camp by the Russian army, after 20 months internment. He is on a 60-day leave.

Lieutenant Korger was shot down over Suloma, Italy on September 3, 1943, during his 30th mission. He was a squadron bombardier in a B-24 group stationed in Bengasi, Libya and led the Ninth Bomber Command in such famous raids as Ploesti, Rome, and Wiener Neustadt raids.

Lieutenant Korger holds two Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, two group citations, and four Battle Stars on his European Theater Ribbon.

A brother, Staff Sergeant Anton Korger, is in Manila.

Mrs. Korger, the former Miss Bernice Pride of Eagle River, is with him in Eau Claire.