Howard County

Earl John Meyer




No. 3 of a Series

Earl John Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Meyer of one mile south of Lime Springs volunteered in the U.S. Army at Cresco, Iowa, on April 3, 1941. He was inducted at Fort Des Moines, sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., then to Camp Claiborne, La., where he was a member of Co. A, 168th Infantry. January 1, 1942, he was transferred to the Army Air Corps, and entered aviation cadet training at Maxwell Field, Alabama, the latter part of January.

Previous to joining the Army, Earl was employed by W. J. Armstrong at the stockyards in Lime Springs for about five years. The winter before enlisting, he took a six-weeks sheet metal course at an aviation school in Omaha, Nebr.

Earl was born Feb. 8, 1917, at Bonair, Iowa. He attended grade school at Lime Springs, Iowa.

His present address is: Sq. E. Group 2, B199-8, 42 K. Maxwell Field, Alabama.

Source: Lime Springs Herald, May 7, 1942 (photo included)