Decatur County

Pfc. James Keshlear






Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Keshlear, of Burlington, formerly of Davis City, recently received a letter from their son, Pfc. James Keshlear, who is in the ferrying group, air transport command as radio operator and navigator. He is now back in Texas after his first foreign delivery of airplanes completed successfully. The planes were delivered to European battle fronts. His recent trip took him to India, Egypt, Arabia, and Italy. He writes that he saw thousands of wrecked German tanks and planes piled up on the former Tuinsian and North Africa battle fields. Pfc. Keshlear’s brother, Pvt. William B. Keshlear, Jr. is in the marines receiving his basic training at San Diego, California.

Source: Leon Journal-Reporter, March 1944

Source: Decatur County Women's Auxilary WWII Scrapbook; Submission by Decatur County Historical Museum, Leon IA, Sara Rose Joan LeFleur, June of 2016