Woodbury County

Lt. Howard W. Aldrich


Private Loren M. Clark, 2301 S. Patterson street; Private Howard W. Aldrich, 315 21st street; Private John E. Gilligan, 2708  Virginia street; Private Norman Mathers, 2321 S. St. Aubin street; Private Richard Nash, jr., 3203 Jackson street; and Private Harold Ross Grueskin, 3321 Jennings street have arrived at the 80th college training detachment at Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, for a course in army air force instruction. On completion of the course they will receive appointments as aviation cadets in the army air forces.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 2, 1943


Kirtland Field, Albuquerque, N.M.—Special:
Five Sioux City and area men, recent graduates of the army air forces bombardier school here, have been commissioned second lieutenants and awarded the silver wings of the aerial bombardier, supplementing previously won aerial gunner’s insignia.

Now ready for active duty at an undisclosed destination are Lieuts. Howard W. Aldrich, John E. Gilligan and Robert P. Hasbrook, all of Sioux City; Paul J. Ament, Marcus, and Donald H. Price, Storm Lake.

Lieut. Aldrich, 315 21st street, is the son of Mrs. M. E. Aldrich. Upon graduation from Denver (Colo.) East high school in 1940, he attended Iowa State College.

Lieut. Gilligan, 2708 Virginia street, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gilligan. He is a 1941 graduate of Trinity high school and a former Trintiy college student.

Lieut. Hasbrook, 4408 Morningside avenue, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hasbrook. He is a graduate of East high school, class of 1942, where as an undergraduate he was a member of the football, basketball and track teams.

Lieut. Ament, Marcus, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Ament. He graduated from Marcus high school in 1940, and attended Iowa State College. He played high school football, basketball and baseball.

Lieut. Price, Storm Lake, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Price and husband of the former Laura Ruth von Glan of Breda. He is a former student of Storm Lake high school and Buena Vista college.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, March 21, 1944 (photos included of the five men)


Lieut. Howard W. Aldrich, son of Mrs. Mabel D. Aldrich, 315 21st Street, has arrived in Italy. He is a bombardier on a -24 Liberator.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, July 31, 1944


First Lt. Howard W. Aldrich, son of Mrs. Mabel B. Aldrich, 315 21st street, has completed 50 missions as bombardier on a B-24 from his station in Italy. He is expected home on leave soon.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 31, 1945