Bremer County

 
Pvt. (f.c.) Florence O. Hastings

 

 

70 Pct. Of Iowa WACs From Fighting Families

A survey of approximately 70 per cent of the total Iowa WAC enlistment reveals its close integration with the war effort through service of members overseas and in this county, and through other members of their families.

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18 Iowa WACs known to be serving overseas follows:

Pvt. (f.c.) Florence O. Hastings, Plainfield, Ia, in England since last July was transferred recently to the headquarters of the 8th Fighting Command.  The type of work she does is not made public and required special training at an R.A.F. training station. Her mother recently received a letter of commendation of her work from Pvt. Hasting’s company commander.

Source: Des Moines Register, December 5, 1943