World War II In The News
The Herald-Palladium
Benton Harbor, Michigan

 

Dumond, Gladys E.

Society News
20 May 1944

Begins Training--Miss Gladys E. Dumond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dumond, 116 Oden Street, is now undergoing SPAR training at Palm Beach, Fla. Miss Dumond was one of a contingent of newly enlisted SPARS who left Battle Creek Thursday.

Society News
10 July 1944

Gladys D. (E) Dumond Graduates from School of SPARS.
Miss Gladys E. Dumond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dumond, 116 Oden Street, completed her training in the SPARS at Palm Beach, Fla., June 29. Miss Dumond, whose father is an advertising compositor for The News-Palladium, is a graduate of the Benton Harbor High School. She enlisted in the SPARS May 18 and was assigned to the Palm Beach school for training.

Society News
18 August 1944

Local SPAR Map War's Progress
Maps posted around the Coast Guard training station in Palm Beach, Florida, help the SPARS there follow the war news. Seaman Gladys Dumond, of 116 Oden street, Benton Harbor, is shown here observing the progress of the Allies in France. Seaman Dumond, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Dumond, has completed her training and is now assigned to duty at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The SPAR Recruiting office in this area is located at Room 615 Post building, Battle Creek.
Miss Dumond's father is a member of The News-Palladium's composing room staff.
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Local Stories From Training Camps And Fighting Fronts
23 August 1944

SPAR Gladys Dumond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dumond, 116 Oden Street, Benton Harbor, Michigan, has completed her boot training at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Station in Palm Beach, Florida.
Seaman Second Class Dumond has been assigned to Headquarters in Washington, D.C. for duty. She is a graduate of Benton Harbor high school and was enlisted at the Spar Recruiting Office, Room 615 Post building, Battle Creek, Michigan.

Society News
25 October 1944

Spar Surprises Father On Anniversary
Miss Gladys Dumond, attached to national headquarters of the SPARS in Washington, D.C., arrived home on a 10-day leave yesterday.
The date was also the birthday anniversary of her father, Joseph Dumond, News-Palladium, compositor, and her surprise arrival home for his anniversary made the occasion doubly happy.
Miss Dumond's parents reside at 116 Oden street.
Enroute home Miss Dumond visited her sister, Miss Beatrice Dumond, who is attending Baptist Missionary College, Chicago.

Society News
14 May 1946

S 1/c Gladys E. Dumond of the SPAR headquarters at Washington, D.C., is spending a short leave here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Dumond, 116 Oden Street. She arrived in time for Mother's Day and will return sometime this week. Miss Dumond has charge of the Photostatic department at SPAR headquarters.

Arrivals and Discharges
17 June 1946

S 1/c Gladys E. Dumond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Dumond, 116 Oden Street, received her discharge from the SPARS at the Detroit seperation center June 15, and has returned to her home here.
Miss Dumond elisted May 18, 1944 and received her boot training at the Coast Guard training station at Palm Beach, Fla. At the completion of her training she was assigned to SPAR headquarters in Wasthington, where she was attached to the photostatic department in highly confidential service.
Miss Dumond graduated from the Benton Harbor high school in 1941 and prior to her enlistment was employed by the Industrial Rubber Goods Company in St. Joseph.

 

Probst, Floyd S.

Local Stories From Training Camps And Fighting Fronts
31 October 1944

Pvt. Floyd Probst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Probst, route 3, Euclid avenue, Benton Harbor, is a member of the unit of the Ninth Air Force Service Command, which accompanied the Havoc fight bombers, the Ninth Air Force weapon of ground support and medium bombardment, into France on the heels of the Allied ground forces in the race towards Germany, according to a release from the Ninth Air Force Service Command unit in France.
Pvt. Probst's training in service and maintenance, combining technical and tactical experience, has gone into the group which has been commended by numerous superior headquarters and reccomended for the battle star as having participated in the assault of Europe.

Local Stories From Training Camps And Fighting Fronts
31 October 1944

A Ninth Air Force Service Command Base, France---Cpl. Floyd Probst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Probst, Euclid avenue, Benton Harbor, has been a member of the Fourth Service Group's Air Service Squadron, commanded by Maj. William D. Barrell, Turner, Me., ever since its European debut in England on the last day of 1943. It recently completed 16 months of operations, in this theater.
Five days after it landed in England aboard the Queen Mary Transport, the squardron began operations from an AAF airdrome. The first to Service American, A-20 Havoc bombers in the islands, the unit breached successfully the problems of supply and maintenance and sent three maximum missions against the beaches D-Day.
When the bombardment groups serviced switched to the newest and most deadly of all medium bombers, the A-26 Invader, the squadron made the transition quickly. Moving to the continent in late September the unit took over a battered luftwaffe airfield and began operations in 12 hours. The squardon boasts an enviable record of commendations, the Meritorious Service Plaque, and the award of the Bronze Star Medal to its commander.

Men And Women In Service
21 January 1946

Sgt. Floyd Probst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Probst, North Euclid avenue, arrived home Jan. 10, from Camp Atterbury, Ind., where he received his discharge from the Army.
Probst entered the service on Feb. 27, 1943, at Fort Custer and was assigned to the Army Air Force at Keesler Field, Miss.
He served as a draftsman with the famed 9th Air Force and spent __ months overseas.
He is autorized to wear the E. __ O. ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. He also received two battle _ars, one for the campaign of the __ineland, and the other for the campaign of Central Europe. His squadron was also awarded the Meritorious Service award.
On Sunday, Jan. 13, Mr. and Mrs. Probst entertained their children and grandchildren, who joined Sgt. Probst in celebrating a belated christmas dinner and tree.

 

 

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