Winnebago County

Helen Stensrud, S1/c



"BIG BLOWOUT" ON WAVES ANNIVERSARY -- Three Iowa girls at the U.S. naval air station in Ottumwa held a party of their own on the first birthday of the WAVES, organized nationally July 30, 1942. Blowing out the candle, left to right, Victoria Lindberg, Waterloo; Helen Stensrud, Lake Mills, and Delores Busse, Britt.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, July 30, 1943 (photo included)

At Masquerade Ball

Receiving more than his share of attention at masquerade ball at Naval air station at Ottumwa, Wednesday night is Howard Zook, boatswain's mate, second class, of Bloomfiled, Ia. On Zook's knee at right is Jeanne Phipps, seaman, first class, of Dallas Center, Ia.; on his other knee is Audrey Smith, seaman, first class, of Des Moines, Helen Stensrud, seaman first class, of Lake Mills, Ia, stands behind the friendly group.

Source: The Des Moines Tribune, January 5, 1945 (photo included)