Woodbury County

Lt. Curtis H. Chaussee




Sioux City Flier Given Air Medal
Lieut. C.H. Chaussee Honored for Service in Battle Area

Lieut. Curtis H. Chaussee, 26, son of H.W. Chaussee, 3618 Alsace Avenue, has been awarded the air medal, according to an announcement from Lieut. Gen. George C. Kenney, commander of allied air forces in the southwest Pacific, where Lieut. Chaussee is stationed.

The lieutenant went overseas last October. He entered the service about three years ago. He is a graduate of Central High school here. His wife and small daughter, whom he never has seen, reside at the Smith apartments.

The award was made, the citation said, for “meritorious achievement while participating in sustained operational flight missions in the southwest Pacific area, during which hostile contact was probable and expected.

“These operations consisted of bombing missions against enemy airdromes and installations and attacks on enemy naval vessels and shipping. The courage and devotion to duty displayed during these flights are worthy of commendations."

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 5, 1944


First Lt. Curtis H. Chaussee of Westover field, Mass., is spending a few days while on routine flight with his mother, Mrs. Clara Chaussee, and sister, Mrs. Earl Tillson, 2109 Bryant street.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 27, 1945