Plymouth County

Leo "Fritz" Mayrose




Seaman Fritz Mayrose and his wife arrived here Saturday morning for a visit in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mayrose. He has completed his training at Great Lakes, in the fire control school. He will remain here until Wednesday. Seaman Mayrose said he has received shipping orders, but naturally can not name the ship. Mrs. Mayrose will make her home in Chicago.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, July 12, 1943


Edward Wiltgen, electrician 1c, is spending his leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.W. Wiltgen. The young sailor has been in action again in the Pacific, and will now report to San Francisco, to be transferred to another department in the Navy. Eddie, as his friends call him, was a member of the crew of the Hornet when it launched the planes for the very first bombing of Tokyo, around a year and a half ago. The Hornet was eventually sunk, but young Wiltgen and another LeMars boy, Leo Mayrose, were among those rescued and returned to duty.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, June 26, 1944


Relatives received word that Fritz Mayrose was promoted from FC2c to FC2c in the U.S. Navy.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, February 19, 1945

Leo Mayrose, E. M. 2/c, arrived Saturday morning from the west coast to spend a 20-day furlough in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mayrose.  Leo has spent almost 5 years in the Pacific.  He was on the Hornet when it was sunk, and as member of that carrier’s crew, he participated in the first bombing of Tokyo.  He has been in several major battles, and uncounted minor fights.  He hopes to get assigned to shore duty after he reports back.

Source: The LeMars Globe-Post, April 23, 1945


Leo Mayrose, EM 2/c, arrived in LeMars Saturday to spend a 20-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mayrose, formerly of Remsen. Leo has spent almost five years in the Navy, principally in the Pacific. He was a member of the ill-fated Hornet when it sunk. He has been in numerous major battles. He expects to be assigned to shore duty after reporting back.

Source: LeMars Sentinel, May 4, 1945