Hamilton County

Cpl. James N. Rhodes




In order to pursue a course of study as a radio operator on a C-46, largest two engined cargo plane in the world, Cpl. James N. Rhodes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Rhodes of this city, has been placed on flying status at the Reno army air base, ferry division installation, according to a dispatch to the Freeman-Journal from the public relations office at Reno.  This assignment will require regular participation in aerial flight.

As a radio operator, Corporal Rhodes will be responsible for all aerial communication on a C-46, which has proved the most dependable and capacious ship for the carrying of military personnel and vital war cargoes in the interest of the air transport command.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, June 13, 1945