Fayette County

Robert Wooldridge

Photo: Upper Iowa University yearbook, 1945

 

 

 

-- Robert Wooldridge, who has been employed at the defense plant at Bettendorf, will go to Des Moines today, having enlisted in the navy. Robert will go into the service as a welder in the Seabees. His wife will remain in Davenport, where she is employed.

Source: Fayette County Leader, April 15, 1943

FAYETTE

Robert Wooldridge is now located at Camp Perry, Williamsburg, Virginia, he having enlisted in the Seabees and is receiving special training as a welder.

Source: Fayette County Leader, unknown date

Word has been received here by his parents, Mr and Mrs. L.A. Wooldridge, that Robert Wooldridge, who is in the Seabees, in now overseas.

Source: The Oelwein Daily Register, January 12, 1944

Robert Wooldridge, Ship-fitter 3/c served with e Seabees in the Aleutians; now at Camp Parks, Calif. -- expects to leave overseas soon.

Source: Fayette County Leader, April 26, 1945

-- Robert Wooldridge, Shipfitter 1/c in the Seabees, wife and son came yesterday to visit in the parental L.A. Wooldridge home. Robert came from Camp Parks, Calif., and is on embarkation leave.

Source: Fayette County Leader, May 24, 1945 (photo included)

Overseas duty is Alaska (12-1943 through 12-1944) and Okinawa (6-1945 through 11-1945)

Source: ancestry.com (His Bonus Pay Application)