Woodbury County

Lt. Robert P. Hasbrook




Aviation Cadet Robert Paul Hasbrook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hasbrook, 4408 Morningside Avenue, now is stationed at the Santa Ana, Cal., army air base for preflight training after completing three months of basic training at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 27, 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. Robert P. Hasbrook, former Sioux Cityan, has informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hasbrook, Dubuque, of his arrival at a base somewhere in north Africa. A former member of the East High School football team of 1942, he is a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator. Lieut. Hasbrook received his commission last March 8, at Albuquerque, N.M., and took final combat training in Tucson, Ariz.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, July 31, 1944