Kossuth County

Lt. Helen Sanborn



WAC GRADUATES -- Helen Sanborn of Algona was recently graduated a 2nd lieutenant from the WAC training center at Des Moines. She has been in service 2 years and before entering she was a rural school teacher and attended Iowa Teachers college. Her husband is in an English hospital after serving with the 194th Glider Infantry in crossing the Rhine.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, June 19, 1945 (photo included)


Lt. Helen S. Sanborn returned lately to Des Moines for reassignment following a 10-day furlough with her parents, the John Schultzes, Irvington. She was graduated at Des Moines May 26. Her husband, Pvt. Robert E. Sanborn, hospitalized in England after serving with the 194th glider infantry in crossing the Rhine, is believed en route to the U.S. for transfer to another hospital.

Source: Kossuth County Advance, June 26, 1945

Lt. Helen Sanborn Supervises WACs

Irvington - Helen Schultz Sanborn, Lieutenant in the WACs, now stationed at the Mason hospital in Brentwood on Long Island. She supervises 16 WACs who are doing technical work.

Mrs. Sanborn's husband Robert, recently was returned from overseas duty and is at Halloran hospital in New York. At present he is wearing a brace on his back but his family has not been told the exact extent of his injury.

Source: Algona Upper DesMoines, July 5, 1945