Woodbury County

S/Sgt Deane M. Warrick

 

 

 

YOUTHS JOIN ARMY AIR CORPS--Here is the first contingent of Sioux City's contribution to Uncle Sam's program of raising the United States air corps by 18,000 men in view of the present European conflict. The Journal's photographer snapped their pictures just before they scrambled aboard a bus Monday morning on the first lap of a journey to the Pacific coast where they will undergo training. These seven of 12 youths who have enlisted here in the last two weeks at the army recruiting office in the federal building, will make their first stop in Omaha. From there they will continue to Moffet field, Sunnyvale, Cal., for intensive aeronautic training before they are assigned to posts. Reading from left to right in the front row are Ray V. Hensman, Neal E. Errickson, Deane M. Warrick and William E. Low, all of Sioux City. In the back row, left to right, are Robert J. Kelly of Remsen, Dwight H. Goff of Sioux City, Leo A. Mack of South Sioux City and Recruiting Sergeant Abbate.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, (latter part of the year) 1939

Sioux City Flier Still With Crack Aerial Squadron

Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Warrick, 3101 Lewiston Street, have received a photograph clipped from a Denver newspaper showing their son, Staff Sergeant Deane M. Warrick and other members of a squadron which has been together since the start of the war. The picture was taken at Lowry field, Denver where Sergeant Warrick now is an instructor. He was an instructor at an armament school at the beginning of the war where he served in the air as well as on the ground because of personnel shortages.

The squadron of which the sergeant still is a member holds a citation from President Roosevelt for brilliant exploits at Hickam field, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor and Guadalcanal. The squadron is credited with downing of more than 65 Jap Zero fighters, the bombing of 15 ships and the sinking of four.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 9, 1943 (no photograph from this article available to post....)