Riley May

Sketches Himself While off Duty at Base in England
Representative of how the boys overseas spend their spare time is a sketch of himself by Staff Sergeant Riley E. May, shown above, tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber at an Air Service Command Station in England.

Sergeant May, whose wife, Mrs. Virginia Krogman May, resides at 322 Seventh Avenue, is from Bessemer, AL. Sergeant and Mrs. May were married in Tuscon, AZ on February 14, 1944, where Sergeant May was stationed at that time.

Going overseas in July, he recently completed an orientation course designed to bridge the gap between training in the States and combat soldiering against the enemy in France and Germany. Prior to his present station in England, Sergeant May was in Iceland.

Before entering the service, he was employed as an electric arc welder at the Navy Dry Docks and Shipbuilding Company in Mobile, Alabama.


Tail Gunner Is Awarded Purple Heart in England
S/SGT. RILEY MAY
Staff Sergeant Riley May, Birmingham, AL, has received the Air Medal and Purple Heart, according to his wife, Mrs. Virginia Krogman May, who resides at 322 Seventh Avenue.

He is stationed in England and was wounded two months ago. Staff Sergeant May is tail gunner on a Liberator bomber.

A few months ago, a sketch made by Staff Sergeant May of himself was printed in the Leader and Telegram.