|Thomas A. Lund|
|Wins Wings as Aerial Gunner|
THOMAS A. LUND
Thomas A. Lund, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lund, 1431 Emery Street, was given his silver gunner’s wings and promoted to the grade of Corporal when he completed the Flexible Gunnery Course for Radiomen at the Yuma Army Air Field.
Prior to his training in flexible gunnery, Corporal Lund was graduated form the Radio Operators and Mechanics School, Sioux Falls, SD.
He is a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School.
Corporal Lund, after spending a week with his parents here en route to his new station, left on the “400” Monday night for Lemore Field, CA.
Corporal Thomas A. Lund, United States Army Air Corps, who has just finished gunnery school at Yuma Army Air Field at Yuma, AZ, is home with his parents this week en route to Lemoore Air Field, CA. His sisters, Cadet Donna Lund, United States Cadet Nurse Corps, attending nurses’ school at Misericordia Hospital, Milwaukee, and Paula E. Lund of Chicago, and his brother, Cliff F. Lund of Stevens Point, are also visiting at home.
Since entering the Army Air Corps in March 1943, Corporal Lund has trained at Atlantic City, NJ; the Army Air Corps Administration School at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, AR; Texas A & M, College Station, TX; Sheppard Field, TX and, before going to gunnery school at Yuma, attended the Army Air Corps Radio School at the Sioux Falls, SD Air Field.
|CPL. THOMAS A. LUND
Corporal Thomas A. Lund, Radio Operator and Gunner on a B-24 bomber, has arrived "somewhere in the Philippines" and has already taken part in a number of missions over China, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lund, 1431 Emery Street.
He is with the Fifth Air Force, based somewhere in the Philippine Islands.
Corporal Lund, a graduate of St. Patrick's High School here, entered the service in March 1943, received his boot training at Atlantic City, NJ; then in the Army Administration School at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, AR; and next in order at Texas A & M at Sheppard Field, Texas; Radio Operators and Mechanics School, Sioux Falls, SD; at Yuma, Arizona Army Air Field; at Tonopah, Nevada Army Air Field; Hamilton Field, CA; Langley Air Field, VA; and went overseas from Salinas, CA.
Before being sent to the permanent base in the Philippine Islands, Corporal Lund was stationed, for a time, in New Guinea.