Sioux County

Pvt. John Kalsbeek


(Note from transcriber: 3 men from Sioux County with similar names served in WWII at approximately the same time: Gerald F. Calsbeek, Gerald S. Calsbeek and Gerard J. Kalsbeek; and a 4th man, (Francis) Gerard Calsbeek was rejected for service. Because newspapers did not always spell the names correctly it was necessary to reference military records, census records and obituaries to create accurate military bios of each veteran; however, the articles were transcribed with names spelled as printed in the news.)


3 Brothers In Service
(Photos of the brothers)
The three young men above are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kalsbeek of Orange City. Gerard was graduated from Radio Communications School at Fort Knox, Ky. and is a radio operator at Camp Beale, Calif. John is at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.  Arthur is a member of the Air Corps ground crew at Fort Knox, Ky.  He has graduated from Teletype school at Chanute Field, Ill. At present he is taking up weather observation at Fort Knox.  All three are Orange City business men. Gerard an auctioneer, John and Art in the Electrical Appliance business.  Their addresses are as follows:

Sgt. Gerard J. Kalsbeek
Co. C. 93rd Arm’d Rec’n Bn.
13th Arm’d Div., APO 263
Camp Beale, Calif.

Pvt. John Kalsbeek
Sqd. A. 29th Trg. Gp.
Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Pfc. Art Kalsbeek
99th Air Base Sqd.
Godman Field
Fort Knox, Ky.

Source: Sioux Center News May 6, 1943 p 1