Council Bluffs, Iowa
WAC RECRUITERS TAKE OVER OFFICE
3own to business in the hope of Iuffman is shown seated in the Cirkpatrick, left, and Sgt. Ben B
WAC Recruiting Station Opened
Group of Three Start to Work
A Warrant Officer Russell I Huffman, veteran of 122 bombing missions; 800 combat hours in seventeen months overseas service has some to Council Bluffs in the interest of WAC recruiting and has sstablished.
Assisting Mr. Huffman at the WAC recruiting station which opened Saturday at 547 West Broadway will be Sgt. Ben. B. Kusner and Pfc. & Mildred A. Kirkpatrick.
more WACS to "get this thing over with," Warrant Officer Russell I. new WAC recruiting station at 547 West Broadway. Pfc. Mildred A. . Kusner on the right discuss the work of today with Mr. Huffman.
Urging all women of Council Bluffs and surrounding communities to find their place in the WAC, "Huffman declared, "I hope the iwomen of this communty realize Jthat they have abilities that are vitally needed in winning the war. Ordinary civilian accomplishments which you may never have considered as skills, sewing, mending, marketing, typing etc,, things you like to do best, often can be directly instrumental in-bringing the war to an end when you employ them in the WAC uniform.
Huffman, 24, wears four presidential citations for bravery over the Pacific, the distinguished flying cross, the Purple Heart and the silver star with three oak leaf clusters. Also decorating his uniform are ribbons for battles of the Coral Sea, Java, the Phillippines Macassar Strait.
As an aerial gunner in the southwest Pacific area, he was responsible for shooting down 19 Jap Zero planes, and was a member of the crew that helped evacuate Gen. Mac Arthur's family by plane to .ustralia.
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Caption reads: Down to business in the hope of more WACs to "get this thing over with" Warrant Officer Russell Huffman is shown seated in the Kirkpatrick, left, and Sgt. Ben B Kusner on the right discuss the work of today with Mr. Huffman.
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