Mitchell County

Sgt. James Bailey



(Courier Special Service)
Osage, Ia.—Three Osage young men, all employed in places of business here, enlisted in the Navy and left Tuesday for Des Moines, from which place they will be transferred to naval stations.

They are: Clair Coonradt, who had worked for several years in the Main street café; Gerald McSweeney, associated with his father in the operation of the Osage Produce company, and James Bailey, driver for the Turnmire Beverage company.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, April 16, 1942

Notes About N. E. Iowa Service Men

OSAGE—Two Osage men have recently arrived to do their part at the new army air forces transition flying school at Dodge City, Kan. Here student officers who have just won their wings are trained in the operation of B-26 Marauder medium bombers. Assigned to the Eight Hundred Seventy-sixth squadron are Sgt. James Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jud Bailey, and Sgt. Clair K. Coonradt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward L. Coonradt.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, March 12, 1943