Woodbury County

Sgt. Bernard A. Dandurand




Fun on Furlough
Sioux Cityans Enjoy Army Vacations

Furloughs are the fashion for a number of Sioux Cityans serving Uncle Sam in military manner.

Corp. R.H. Schoeberl of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., is spending 10 days with his mother, Mrs. Emma Schoeberl, 1001 Nebraska.

Corp. Fred J. Frederickson of the air corps at Scottfield, Ill., is spending several days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Frederickson, 909 Ninth.

Bernard Dandurand, 716 Court and Harold Peterson, 4112 Bluff, privates at Camp Claiborne, La., spent a few days at St. Augustine, Florida.

Sgt. Ralph M. Ebbensgaard, stationed at Fort Ord., Cal., is spending a 30-day furlough at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ebbensgaard, 2910 Peters.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 29, 1941


With the Fifth Army, Italy: S/Sgt. Donald R. Bensley, whose wife lives at Hinton, and Sgt. Bernard A. Dandurand, and Cpl. Leon R. Dandurand of 716 Court St. in Sioux City, and brothers of Emil Dandurand of LeMars, were all members of the 185th Field Artillery battalion that helped soften up the German lines at Bologna. The 185th is a unit of the Red Bull Division, and has served overseas since April, 1942. They fought all through North Africa, including Fandouk ness and Hill 409. Later they fought near Salerno, Italy, before being transferred to France. They have had 500 days of combat duty.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, April 30, 1945


Ernest D. Dandurand, radarman second class, U.S.N.R., participated in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa battles while serving on Admiral R.K. Turner’s amphibious force flagship, U.S.S. Eldora. He has spent 22 months in the Pacific war theater. Dandurand was employed in the city sales department of Frank Pilley & Sons before entering the navy.
Radarman Dandurand has five brothers in the army, Bernard and Leon, who were in the European war theater and now are discharged on the point system; Ralph and Clarence, both in the Pacific theater, and Orville, stationed at an airfield in the States.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 14, 1945