Butler County


Harriet Neal



Service Men, Women Enjoy Dinner Party

Greene -- Robert Neal and Richard Peret, both chief petty officers in the navy, left for New York Monday, after a brief visit with Mr. Neal's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Neal at Greene.

Both men were with the Flying Tigers and joined the navy when the 'Tigers" disbanded. Harriet Neal, a member of the WAVES who was recently transferred to Cedar Falls, and Anne Neal, who is taking nurses' training at Ottumwa, were also home on furlough.

A dinner honoring the group was held at the O.J. Richman home.

Mr. Richman, who recently received his call to the army, will go to Camp Dodge Friday.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, October 6, 1943

Trying to get together on words and music is a group of Iowa WAVES gathered in "date" lounge of barracks at Ottumwa naval air station. Dorothy Faye Hinze, Hamburg is at piano. The others are (left to right) Pauline Dryden, Waterloo; Geraldine Kassler, Marion; Phoebe Ann McMillin, Sumner, barracks counselor; Harriet Neal, Greene; Bernice Geronzin, Clinton; Dorothy Appel, Mount Pleasant; Laura Stover, Des Moines; Virginia Chandler, Des Moines; Delores Busse, Britt, and Marjorie Durrell, Leon.

Source: The Des Moines Register, October 15, 1944 (photo included)