Cerro Gordo County

Richard F. Kimmel




Some Mason Cityans, anxious to get into action in the battle against the axis, did not wait for the United States declaration of war but joined Canadian forces last fall. Of these, some are in active duty now after completing intensive training in Canada.

Richard F. Kimmel, former Mason Cityan, spent 10 months with the Canadian Air Force before transferring to the U. S. Army Air Forces.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, October 30, 1942