Woodbury County

Lt. Willis F. Friend




Men and Women In Service

Air Cadets Willis F. Friend, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Friend, 120 Rustin Street and Wayne J. Hoeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hendricks, 1202 18th Street, are stationed at Moore field, Mission, Texas for advanced training.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 14, 1944


Lt. Willis F. Friend, formerly stationed at Perrin field, Tex., was recently transferred to Hill field, Utah. Lt. Friend, 120 S. Rustin street, entered the service in February, 1943, and received his commission in March, 1944. He served over a year in the European theater where he completed 51 missions as a P-47 pilot. He holds the air medal with six oak leaf clusters, a unit citation with one cluster and the E.T.O. ribbon with three bronze battle stars.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 9, 1946