Allen County, Ohio
History and Genealogy
15 JOIN ARMY AT LIMA POST IN PAST WEEK
Sgt. Joseph Price, in charge of the U. S. army recruiting station at the Lima postoffice, announced Monday that 15 young men had enlisted for three years service in the regular army during the past week. Included in the group were 13 men who joined the air corps and one each in DEML and the medical corps of Ft. Hayes , Columbus .
Sgt. Price announced he received an immediate order for an experienced radio operator who will be assigned to duty in the Philippine islands. Two additional men, for coast artillery duty, also are wanted in the Philippines .
Following are recruits of the past week who were assigned to duty in the air corps at Randolph field, Texas :
James R. Jones, 25, Kalida; Richard Gamble, 20, Route 1, Grover Hill; Russell L. Fox. 19, Route 3. Forest; Raymond A. Herold, 22, 042 Grand-nv, Lima; John P. Quail, Route 2, Forest; Paul J. Gilliland, 19, Route 1, Upper Sandusky; Henry W. Hickey, 27, Route 1, Ottawa; Paul Richard Focht, 24, Kenton; Clifford P. Elsasser, 30, Kenton. Earl J. Steinman, 23, Mt. Cory; Richard E. Wood, 20, Gilboa and Claude E. Schindler, 25, Upper Sandusky. Robert F. Doseck, 21, of 649 W. Market-st, Lima , was assigned to the medical department at Ft. Hayes ; Harry W. Buckley, 28, Lima , was assigned to DEML duty at Ft. Hayes and Charles F. Hoover, 18, of Lima , went to the air corps at Chanute field, Texas . [Lima News, Feb 2, 1941]
Lima News, Feb 5, 1941
17 to ANSWER DRAFT MONDAY
Group Represents Allen-co's Quota In Third Call For February
Seventeen more Linn and Allen-co selectors were named by Lima's three draft boards Wednesday to take off for Toledo next Monday where they will undergo final physical examinations preparatory to starting a year of military training. The group's members will make up the county's quota for February's third call.
Of the men scheduled to leave Monday, six are bring sent by Board No. 1, five by Board No. 2 and six from the County Board No. 3.
Those selected by Board No. 1 are Clayton L. Gross, volunteer, 1228 McCullough-st; John L. Ruidio, 127 1/2 W. Wayne-st; John Keller, 119 E. Park-av; Elemuel K. Sexton, 635 Harrison-av; Arthur L. Rettig, 500 N. Collett, and Hershell Hill, 506 N. Jackson-st..
Board No. 2's selectees are Carl Dee Snyder, 801 S. Metcalf-st; Max- N. Kuhl, 110 S. McDonel-st; Kdward Crawford Taylor, 123 1/2 S. Elizabeth-st; James F. Arnold, Y. M. C. A., and William A. Winget, 1430 Rerse-av. William Tinder Crawford, 1224 W. Elm-st, is the first alternate on the list.
Board No. 3's men are George W. Duffman, Route 1 Bluffton and John D. Hilty, Route 2 Spencerville, volunteers; Robert E. Mohler, Route 2 Spencerville; Glen E. Kilgore, Route 5 Lima ; Wilson E. Arthur, Route 1 Harrod, and Wilfred H. Osting, Route 2 Delphos. First alternate is Arthur V. Basinger, Route 2 Columbus Grove.
Fifteen Lima and Allen-co selectees will leave for Toledo Saturday in this district's first replacement call. The men will replace men rejected in the January call. Board No.1 is sending six men, Board No. 2, five men, and Board No. 3, four men.
Date of departure for selectees in the fourth call has been announced as Feb. 27. In this call, Board No. 1 will provide five men, No. 2, five men, and No. 3, six men. The 17 men scheduled to go to Toledo Monday will leave at 7:30 a. m. in a C. & L. E. bus.
Lima News - Apr 6, 1942
- Mr. & Mrs. Walter Gracely, W. Market-st., have received word of the promotion to staff sergeant of their son Robert, at Ft. Jackson, S. C.
- Six Lima district youths recently inducted by the U.S. Army have been sent from the Camp Perry reception center to Ft. Francis E. Warren in Wyoming, it was announced Monday. They are Cyrus E. Schumacher, of Rt. 2, Bluffton, Julius S. Kulusity of 1208 S. Union-st., Milton K. Stoker and Dillon J. Shaner, both of St. Marys. Clarence A. Lengerich of Celina and Melvin L. Katterheinrich of Rt. 3, St. Marys.
- Announcement was made Monday that Charles B. Fralick of 811 Albert-st., has been promoted to sergeant at Patterson Air depot, Dayton. He was a former employe of the Neon Products, Inc., here.
- Don K. May, Fairview-av, who has been stationed at Shepherds Field, Tex., has been transferred to the Lincoln, Neb., Aeronautical school where he will take training for technician on a bomber.
- Pvt. Robert E. Melbourne, of Ft. Logan, Colo., was the week-end guest of his mother, Mrs. Marie Melbourne, of 211 1/2 N. Main-st.
- Word has been received of Mr. & Mrs, W. T. Mapel St., of 722 W. Elm-st, of the promotion to corporal of their son, W. T. Mapel Jr., of the 211th C. A. Anti-Aircraft regiment.
- Judge Neal L. Lora has received word that his son, D. N. Lora has been promoted to staff sergeant from a rank of technician. He is attached with the finance office at Ft. Knox, Ky.
The body of Cpl. Carl E. Buckmaster, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Buckmaster 544 E. Second-st. who was killed in action Mar. 26, 1945, in Germany , will arrive in Lima Tuesday noon. Services are scheduled for 2 p. m. Thursday in Lewis Memorial chapel with the Rev. E. J. Penhorwood officiating. Burial [will be in St. Matthew's cemetery.
Cpl. Buckmaster, an Army engineer, was inducted July, 1943, and went overseas In January, 1945. He was graduated from Shawnee high school in 1943.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Norman Buckmaster, Virginia-av; a sister, Mrs. Carl B. Marshall, Jr., 240 Harrison-a v; a paternal grandfather, C. N. Buckmaster, Route 6, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Buckmaster, Findlay. The body will remain in the funeral home until burial. [Lima News, Jan 9, 1945]
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