Sioux County

John U. Dykstra



Marfa, Texas, August 4, 1944—John U. Dykstra, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dykstra of Rock Valley, Iowa, received his Silver Wings today when he graduated as a Flight Officer from Marfa Army Air Field, an advanced two-engine pilot school of the AAF Training Command, it was announced by Col. A. J. Kerwin Malone, commanding officer.

He is a former student of Rock Valley high school and Northwestern Jr. College.

Source: Rock Valley Bee, August 25, 1944 (photo included)

Receives Silver Wings.
John U. Dykstra received his silver wings August 4th, when he graduated from Marfa Army Air Field at Marfa, Texas, as Flight Officer upon completing a course in two engine pilot school.  John took his basic training at Merced, Calif.  He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dykstra.

Source: Sioux Center News, August 31, 1944

Flight Officer John U. Dykstra left Wednesday for Lincoln, Nebr. after spending a 12-day furlough with relatives and friends here. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dykstra.

Source: Alton Democrat, Thursday, December 7, 1944