Delaware County

Yeoman Vera Faust



Manchester, Ia.—Miss Vera Faust, 27, of Manchester, said to be the first Delaware county girl to enlist in the WAVES, has been sworn in at Des Moines as a member of that organization and is awaiting her call. The only daughter of Mrs. Luella Faust of this city, she graduated from Manchester High school in 1933, and is now assistant to Dr. J. W. Thompson, Manchester dentist. Miss Faust’s only brother, Kyle, is a member of Uncle Sam’s Navy, and is now a second class water tender stationed at Norfolk, Va.  Kyle was one of the first six Manchester boys to enlist in the Navy, and he will have seen five years of service by next April.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, October 18, 1942 (photo included)

Both in the service and separated by thousands of miles, a brother and sister were reunited several days ago in the home of their mother, Mrs. Luella Faust of Manchester, after both had been granted leaves at the same time.   Pictured are Yeoman Vera Faust, who joined the WAVES eight months ago and who is now stationed in Washington D.C., and her brother, Kyle Faust, navy machinist first class, who has been on destroyer duty in the Pacific for almost six years.

Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 20, 1943 (photo included)

Manchester Man Is Missing After Destroyer Sinking

Special to The Gazette.
– Chief Petty Officer Kyle Faust, 26, has been missing since Dec. 28, 1944, when the destroyer Spence, on which he was serving, sank during a typhoon, his mother, Mrs. Luella Faust, has been advised by the Navy department.

Faust was one of six Manchester men who enlisted in the Navy in April, 1938. Another one of the six, Maurice Curray, lost his life on the cruiser Vincennes in 1942.

Before he was attached to the Spence, Faust served on the battleship California and the destroyer Sly.  He visited his mother last September while on leave.  A sister, Vera Faust, is in the WAVES.

Source:  Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 16, 1945