Wright County

Lt. Dorothea Keller Clinton


Most Iowa WACs Coming From Military Families

First Lt. Dorothea Keller Clinton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Keller, of Eagle Grove.  She is on recruiting duty at Boston, Mass.  At present she is working on air force drive to recruit women for service with the air corps.  A graduate of St. Teresa’s College in Winona, Minn., she was employed at Winona and St. Paul, Minn. Before her enlistment in July, 1942, Lieutenant Clinton was a member of the fourth officer candidate class, composed of women chosen direct from civilian life for officer’s training. 

She was married last June at Maxwell Field, Ala., to First Lt. John E. Clinton, of the army air corps. Her two brothers are also in the air corps.  John is in the army at Ballinger, Texas and Arthur recently transferred from the navy air corps to the marine air corps at Pensacola, Fla.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA – December 13, 1943