Lyon County

T/Sgt. Richard Bos Jr.



Two Sons of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bos Sr. of Inwood, Iowa (Pvt. Lawrence Bos & T/Sgt. Richard Bos Jr.)


T/Sgt. Richard Bos, Jr. entered the service April 20, 1942, and after having completed his preliminary training at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, went to Sheppard Field, Texas, where he entered a branch of the Army Air Corps.

After five months of training, he was transferred to Santa Monica, Calif., where he graduated from the Douglas Aircraft School. Then he was sent to Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma City, Okla. At that time he married Lazina Dykhman of Grand Rapids, Mich., on January 16, 1943. After spending a furlough with his parents and wife, he was sent to Laurel, Mississippi. From there he was sent overseas to an air base somewhere in England.

His wife and son Craig Richard are making their home with her parents in Michigan. Richard Jr. has never seen his son, who was born August 16, 1944. He has been in the Army 2 ½ years and has had three furloughs during that time.

T/Sgt. Richard Bos Jr.
670th Bob Sqdn. 416th Bomb Gp.
APO No. 140, c/o Postmaster
New York City, New York

Source: The Sioux Center News, Thursday, Sept. 28, 1944 (photos included)