Sioux County

Henry William Addink




The following men have been accepted in the armed forces:
Henry William Addink, Maurice

Source: Sioux County Capital Dec. 23, 1943 p 1

A large group of friends gathered at the Henry Braakman home on Wednesday evening at a farewell party for Henry Addink, who left on Tuesday morning for service in the Navy.

Source: Sioux Center News Dec. 23, 1943 p 7

Henry Addink, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Addink, living southwest of town, has been sent to Farragut, Idaho, for his boot training.  His complete address will be published as soon as it is received.

Source: Sioux Center News Dec. 30, 1943 p 2

Volunteers For Submarine Duty

Henry Addink, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Addink, entered the navy in January, 1944.  He recently spent a week's furlough with his parents upon completing his boot training at Farragut, Idaho.  His address is: Henry William Addink A/S, Co. 1113-43 3rd Reg. 9th Bn., Camp Bennion, Farragut, Idaho.  Henry just wrote home this past week that he had volunteered for submarine duty.  He will attend school for 10 weeks special training and then go to sea on a submarine.  Henry is to be commended for his courageous decision in this dangerous field of service.

Source: Sioux Center News March 16, 1944 p 1 (photo included)

Henry Addink arrived at the parental John Addink home last Tuesday at midnight to spend a week's leave with them having completed his seven weeks of boot training with the navy at the Great Lakes Chicago.  He left again on Wednesday to report at the Great Lakes where he will receive further orders.

Source: Sioux Center News July 27, 1944 p 2

To South Pacific Via Submarine

Torpedoman Henry W. Addink
Henry William Addink, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Addink, was able to spend a very brief leave with his parents here this week, before leaving the states for active duty on board a submarine in the South Pacific Area.  Trains were so late his parents had to go to Des Moines to get him, since he missed all connections out of Chicago, having come from New London, Conn.  He will leave again from Omaha on Friday.  He has been out on a shake-down cruise with the new submarine on which he will be stationed and says the experience of going way down under as far as 600 feet is somewhat uncomfortable, but it is even stranger coming up. Instead of breathing in regular fashion, one exhales only since the pressure gradually lessens as the craft nears the surface.  It is definitely a strain on the lungs for the air pressure at 600 feet below the surface is about 50 pounds where as normal pressure at sea level is about one-sixteenth of a pound.  A rapid change to either extreme would cause the lungs to burst.

Source: Sioux Center News Feb. 1, 1945 p 1 (photo included)

Henry W. Addink S 1/c has moved from Conn. to New York, N. Y. and now has an overseas address which can be obtained from the News Office.

Source: Sioux Center News Feb. 15, 1945 p 1

Henry Addink, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Addink of Maurice, arrived home on leave last week. He is stationed on a submarine as torpedo man. He brought his dad a villainous looking knife which when not in use can be cleverly concealed in its folding handles.  This is a souvenir from Manila. Henry will return to his ship at the end of his leave.

Source: Sioux Center News October 4, 1945 p 8

Mr. and Mrs. John Addink entertained the Addink relatives at their home on Monday evening in honor of their son Henry who leaves again this week Saturday after enjoying a 30 day furlough at home.  Last Friday evening his parents entertained the Lammers relatives at their home in his honor at which time about 90 relatives were present.

Source: Sioux Center News Oct. 19, 1945 p 5

Henry W. Addink, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Addink, called home on Christmas Eve to tell his parents he was leaving the states again January 2nd. He is stationed on a submarine, is torpedo man Third Class.  His address is: U. S. S. Carbonero (337), c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif.

Source: Sioux Center News Jan. 3, 1946 p 8

Henry Addink, son of John Addink, is on his way home and expects to arrive in the States on April 25th. He has been serving on a submarine for 2 1/2 years, will be discharged on his arrival.

Source: Sioux Center News April 18, 1946 p 12 (photo included)

The following service men filed their discharges at the County Recorder's Office the past week:
Henry W. Addink, USN, Maurice
Source: Alton Democrat May 16, 1946 p 1