Black Hawk County

Lt. George R. Fisher Jr.





Announcement is being made by Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stokes, Waterloo route 3, of the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Zada Mae, to Aviation Cadet George R. Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Fisher, sr., of Mineral Wells, Tex.

The wedding has been tentatively set for Oct. 10, in Sacramento, Cal., where the groom-elect is stationed at Mather field, depending on whether Cadet Fisher is granted leave. He plans to received his commission during the Christmas holidays.

The bride-elect attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, where she affiliated with Delta Phi Delta sorority. She is a graduate of Dickinson Secretarial School, and was employed in the Schukel Chevrolet offices before going to California last March. She has been employed in the offices of the John Hanna Insurance company in Los Angeles.

Cadet Fisher attended New York University in New York City, and took his first training at Santa Ana near Los Angeles.

The Fisher family made their home in Waterloo for several years, moving to Texas this summer.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, October 4, 1942

First Lt. George Fisher, whos wife the former Zada Stokes lives with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace W. Stokes, near Waterloo, was a pilot on one of the flying fortresses which made the 2,600 mile round trip from Australia to bomb bases in Borneo and back. The mission was announced Saturday, took place sometime Friday night.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, August 17, 1943

City Has Five on Hero List From Pacific

Among those listed in an Associated Press dispatch Monday as flying heroes of the second year of war in the southwest Pacific theater were five Waterloo airmen and a sixth from Cedar Falls.

On the Waterloo list were:

Lt. Churchill T. Williams

Lt. James P. Hagerstrom

Lt. George R. Fisher, Jr.

Lt. Robert E. Ludtke

Capt. James W. Selzer.

The Cedar Falls flier honored was Capt. Roy W. Olsen.
Lieutenant Williams is holder of the Silver Star for gallantry in action. Lieutenant Hagerstrom has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement.

Lieutenants Ludtke and Fisher and Captain Selzer were listed as receiving the Air Medal for meritorious achievement.

Captain Olsen’s award was the Legion of Merit.

The story relates that more than 110 medals have been awarded to Iowans in the southwest Pacific theater, with the recipients accounting for 11,000 hours of combat flying.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, April 17, 1944