Sioux County

Ralph Oostra




A farewell party was held Wed. eve at the John Oostra home near Rock Valley in honor of Ralph Oostra, who leaves this week for army service.  Mrs. Ralph Oostra and baby will live in the place just west of J. Wolfswinkel Sr.

Source: Sioux Center News Feb. 18, 1943 p 12

Record List Classified By Draft Board Wednesday, Feb. 17th
The following registrants have been inducted, same were on motion transferred from Class 1-A and placed in Class 1-C:
2669 Ralph Oostra, Hull

Source: Alton Democrat Feb. 26, 1943 p 8

Gift Subscription
Pvt. Ralph Oostra is going to receive the Sioux Center News from now on as a gift from his brother Richard who lives near Hull.  Ralph's address is: Co. D-3 E.R.T.C., U.S. Army, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.

Source: Sioux Center News Mar. 18, 1943 p 3

Dear Chuck and Harvey,
I am glad to be getting the paper and want to thank you for it.  Where I am at I can't write.  I did not get your paper for the last month.  I've been moving all the time and am going to move again soon but the paper will always get to me and I sure enjoy reading it.  I suppose my wife had my address changed - if not, it is:
Pvt. Ralph Oostra 27473071
APO 8820 c.o. Postmaster
Miami, Florida
So thanks a lot for sending me the paper.  Your friend, Pvt. Ralph Oostra

Source: Sioux County Index July 8, 1943 p 8

Pvt. Ralph Oostra 37473071
Co. D. 38th Eng. Bn.
APO 625, c.o. Postmaster
Miami, Florida

Source: Sioux Center News Sept. 9, 1943 p 2

Pvt. Ralph Oostra 37473071
Co. D. 38th Engineers
APO 606, c.o. Postmaster
Miami, Florida

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

Pvt. Ralph Oostra and Marinus Oostra both have a change in address sent by Mrs. Ralph  Oostra.
Pvt. Ralph Oostra 37473071
Service & Supply Section
Station 8 AMEW - ATC
Miami, Florida
Marinus Oostra has an overseas address which we are not permitted to publish.  Call the News office if you wish his complete address.

Source: Sioux Center News Dec. 23, 1943 p 11

Sgt. Ralph Oostra is spending a 30 day furlough here with his wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Oostra Sr.  He has been stationed in Central Africa.

Source: Sioux Center News July 19, 1945 p 8

Mrs. R. Oostra and daughter Kathleen will leave for Great Falls, Montana next Thursday where she will spend quite some time with her husband Sgt. R. Oostra who is stationed there.

Source: Sioux Center News Aug. 23, 1945 p 6

Sgt. Ralph Oostra is now stationed at Great Falls, Mont. and has the following address:
37473071, 557th A.A.F.B.W., Sqd. A., Gore Field, Great Falls, Montana.

Source: Sioux Center News Aug. 30, 1945 p 2

Sgt. Ralph Oostra 37473071
557th A.A.F. B.U. Sqd. A. (Army Air Forces Base Unit)
Gore Field, Great Falls, Montana

Source: Sioux Center News Sept. 20, 1945 p 2

Servicemen Discharged
Servicemen who have filed discharges in the County Recorder's office since October 31 include:
Ralph Oostra, Hull

Sioux Center News Nov. 8, 1945 p 1