Muscatine County

C. Wayne Probst





West Liberty, Ia.C. Wayne Probst, U.S. Navy, 17 months in the Pacific, is spending a 30-day furlough with his wife and son and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Probst.

His brother, Pvt. Hugh Probst, Amarillo, Texas, is also home for two weeks, having finished basic training at Sheppard field, following his induction, April 8. Wayne was aboard a destroyer which hit a mine off Bataan Feb. 14, but only one life was lost and the ship is now being repaired at a west coast yards. He participated in the Philippines invasion and Marshall, New Guinea, and Halmahera campaigns.

Source: Quad City Times, Thursday, July 19, 1945