Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
date clipped off
Former Redding Boy Barber on Destroyer Ship
Has Good Record
From an Ottumwa paper which carries the picture of Max E. SMITH and four of his buddies, we copy the following -
Proving the effectiveness of his destroyer in action against the Japs, Max E. SMITH has sent a picture record of the
ship's achievements to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. SMITH, 202 North Moore.
The destroyer is credited with
shooting down 15 Jap planes, sinking one Jap battleship, and has participated in 8 invasions and shore bombardments.
SMITH, a former employe (sic) of the Capitol theatre, is now serving as barber on the destroyer. He spent 18 months in
the Atlantic war zone before going aboard the destroyer in the Pacific December 14, 1943.
Submission by Theola Weeda June of 2013
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2013
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