Bastrop County WWII Pictures and Articles
As posted in the Bastrop Advertiser and Elgin Courier in 1943's and 1944's
Ernest J. Bartsch killed
Joe F. Bunte & Martin G. Mosebach picture/article of Bunte and article on Mosebach
Morris Callahan & Robert Wilhelm (picture and article about wounded)
Donald Brooks Carter (found dead)
Bower Crider (picture and article about wounded)
W. P. Culp, III (picture and article about wounded)
Ernest Frerich decorated
Ernest Frerich wounded
Tony R. Galvan wounded
Alvin Paul Goertz killed
Guillermo Gutierrez & Paul Gutierrez killed and wounded
William T. Higgins, Jr (promoted)
Martin G. Mosebach and Joe Bunte picture/article of Bunte and article on Mosebach
D. H. Orts killed
James H Perkins killed
William Terry Sanders (Picture and article)
Ezra W. Shelton & Walter Oscar Willenberg (pictures and deaths)
Arthur C. Smith promoted
Walter Oscar Willenberg and Ezra W. Shelton (pictures and deaths)
County Judge Resigns to Enter Service:
C. B. Maynard took oath making him first lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Department of the United States Army at Post Headquarters in Camp Swift Wednesday morning, according to Capt. B. A. Heidt, Post Public Relations Officer. Lt. H. M. Page, Post Adjutant, administered the oath. Lt. Maynard, who has served Bastrop County in the capacity of County Judge for the past three years, tendered his resignation from that office to the commissioner's court in Bastrop Monday. He reports for training at Ann Arbor, Michigan, on February 2. A successor to fill the unexpired term of County Judge will be named by the commissioners' court next Monday.
LOCAL BOY RECEIVES PROMOTION:
Friends of Captain Billy Townsend will be interested to learn that he has recently been promoted to the rank of captain, from that of first lieutenant. Captain Townsend, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woody Townsend, is located at present at Fort Bliss, Texas.
WHERE BASTROPS SERVICE MEN ARE LOCATED 10/1942 or 1943 (some address are local but the men are overseas)
G. Miley McCarty - RMEC USN, Patrol Wing 2, Flag Unit, Pearl Harbor, T. H.
J. E. Griffith - Trigger School, Bat A 351 CASL BN, Orlando, FL
Cpl Claude Sharp, Co F 142 Inf, 36 Div, APO, Camp Edwards, MS
Cpl Struba Hanna, 9th Chemical Co Depot, Camp Rucker, AL
Frank B. Green Jr, Co C 35 Eng Reg, APO Seattle WA
Leon E. Smith, Co A 143 Inf, 36th Div, APO Camp Blanding, FL
J. G. Bryson, Lt. JG MC, USN USS Dewey, San Francisco, CA
Lt. William T. Higgins, Jr, Co A 48 Armored Inf, Camp Polk, LA
PFC Henry Gray, 3rd Med Supply Depot, APO San Francisco, CA
Jno. V. Ash, Jr, Co C 121st Coast Artillery Sep Bn, Gun AA, Semi Mobile, Anti Air Craft, Venice, CA
PFC Richard H Brieger, 346 Eng. Med Det, APO, New York
Cpl Morris M. Callahan, Co I Ordnance Officers Candidate School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Pvt George Hoffman, 4th Air Depot 4th Air Supply Squadron, APO San Francisco, CA
Lt. J. G. Brannon, Medical Unit, Army Air Field, Stamford, TX
Sgt. Charles Heise Jones, Med Det 334th Eng Reg, Camp Claiborne, LA
O. C. Chalmers, Group 3 Schools, USMTS, San Diego, CA
Pvt. Hugo S. Goertz, Det Corps Military Police, 8th Station Command, Camp Bowie, Texas
SPIVEY-CLARDY quietly married 12/9/1942. Cpl J. D. Spivey and Miss Lois Claudy, son of Joe Spivey. Spivey stationed in Camp Young, CA
Lt. James Gordon Bryson, Jr first man in Bastrop County and Central Texas to receive citation for bravery and commendation.
John Bennett Bryson, son of Dr. and Mrs. J Gordon Bryson, recently entered the Army as a trainee in the Army Specialized Training Prog.
Sgt. Claude H. (Red) Sharp wrote home from Italy 1/4/1944
War Department notified Mr. & Mrs. Peter Goertz that Sylvester had been wounded in action in Italy 11/20/1944.
Cpl. William Murchison was station in Camp Pickett, VA, no in Fort Fisher, NC.
Clinton Claiborne is in training in US Navy in San Diego, 1/4/1944
Frank B. Green address change to APO New York
Willism C. Sanders, 27, promoted from corporal to sergeant, son of Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Sanders, 1/1944
John Kennedy, in Army Air Corps at San Marcos, visited his mother, Mrs. Willie Belle Kennedy. 1/1944
S. L. Brannon, Jr change of address to Pensacola, FL 1/1944
Louis Clark Wright commissioned Lt. (jg) in the Naval Air Corps, stationed at Norfolk, VA, son of Jack Wright. Wife Virginia Ray Hubbard.
H. B. Phillips, transfer from Army Air Base in Reno, NV to Camp Pinedale, Frezno, CA where he is in the Signal Co.
Cpl Mike Schuelke change of address to overseas, son of Mr/Mrs M. A. Schuelke. Formerly stationed in Ft. Sam Houston.
Howard H. Lock, son of J. G. Lock, promoted to Lieutenant Col.
A-Sgt. Bobbie L. Turner, radio operator i 13th AAF bomb squadron has been awarded the Air Medal and 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, son of Ada B. Turner, born in Red Rock, grandmother Turner and Aunt Kibbie Petty.
Cpl. Ernest J. Hoffman thanking Mr. and Mrs Standifer for christmas card 1/1944
Tech. Sgt Lee R. Isaacs, brother of Leon Isaacs, Rt. 2 awarded the Air Medal. Radio operator in Liberator bomber.
Hugh E. Stroud, son of Herman Stroud, has been promoted from Tech 5 to Tech 4th Grade at Engineer Unit Camp Claiborne, LA
R. G. Waugh, son of Mrs. Julia Waugh, is on duty in the Atlantic and a crew member of the S. S. Herbert C. Jones
Lt. McDonald will be stationed at Camp Gruber.
Vernon Eskew of Buckley Field, Co is home on furlough.
Arthur C. Smith in San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center TX 2/1944
William Barron, was stationed in Loredo
Pfc Mark E. Oldfield changed address from Camp Forrest, TN to APO
Sgt. Towhnsend F. Smith, son of M/M T. F. Smith, Sr of San Antonio killed in Action on Sardinia, 2/29/1944. His mother was Jean Hodges of Bastrop and Sgt. Smith is a nephew of Mrs. Frank Green and B. C. Hodges
Liberty Ship to carry name of Texas pioneer. Felip DeBastrop is now under construction at Houston.
Lt. Otillie Kunschick, dau of Robert Kunschick recently arrived with group of Army Nurses in England.
Brothers meet in South Pacific. Rusty Reynolds and Capt Dan Reynolds saw each other on the islands after 2 years. 7/13/1944
Dennis A. Leddy, 22, son of J. B. Leddy, reported to the AAF Training Command. 8/1944
PFC Manuel M. Sebbera cited and awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge in Fifth Army front in Italy.
Staff Sergeant Guadalupe G. Guiterrez awarded the oak leaf cluster, in lieu of second Bronze Star for 85th Custer Div Italy, son of Desederio Gutierrez.
Kleber M. Trigg, Jr commissioned a second Lieutenant in the Army. Enlisted 3/23/1944.