Plymouth County

George Wesley Lancaster


LeMars Lieutenant Colonel Returns From Pacific Area

LeMars, Ia.—Special: Lt. Col. Edwin B. Lancaster, who served 38 months in the South Pacific, has arrived here after receiving his discharge at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He arrived in the United States from Palawan on the U. S. S. Gen. Langfitt at San Francisco.

Lt. Col. Lancaster participated in the north Solomon, Bismarck archipelago, and New Guinea campaigns and the liberation of the Philippines. He will be retained as a reserve officer.

A brother, Yeoman George Wesley Lancaster, United States Navy, is stationed in the Philippines. Lt. Col. Lancaster is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Lancaster, for the first time in four and one-half years.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, (December 1945)


Lt. Col. Edwin B. Lancaster is now in LeMars visiting in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Lancaster. Col. Lancaster arrived in United States aboard the USS General Langfitt from Palawan, P.I., and was released from active duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. He was in the South Pacific area for 38 months and participated in the North Solomon, Bismark Archipelago, New Guinea campaigns and the liberation of the Philippines.

A brother, Yeoman G. Wesley Lancaster, of the U.S. Navy, is now stationed in Cebu City, in the Philippine Islands.

Source: LeMars Sentinel, December 25, 1945