Throwback Thursday: CCAFB ‘alumni’


Thirty-six female employees of the Clinton County Air Force Base — who worked there between 1943 and 1971 (when the base closed) — gathered at the Buck-I-Lodge in 1983. From left are: front, Beverly Russell, G.G. Walker, Susan Kienle and Wanda Little; second row, Kitty Bolton, Carol Wilson, Wilma Linehan, Ellen Opp, Vergia Day, Letha Schroeder and Virginia Peterson; third row, Linda Snodgrass, Ruth Esther Moomaw, Joycelyn Martin, Ann Stroud, Jeannette Swigert, Vivian Morris, Marjorie Sprouse, Jane Rhonemus, Joyce Wells and Jean True; back row, Ann Thompson, Shirley Louderback, Helen Potter, Betty Bowers, Marjorie Jefferis, Norma Grisham, Helen Hallstead, Mary Ann Fearing, Betty Beegle, Marthajane Joy, Carolyn Thornburg and Carole Bogan. Not shown are Lee Griffith, Betty Burris and Willadean Babb.

Thirty-six female employees of the Clinton County Air Force Base — who worked there between 1943 and 1971 (when the base closed) — gathered at the Buck-I-Lodge in 1983. From left are: front, Beverly Russell, G.G. Walker, Susan Kienle and Wanda Little; second row, Kitty Bolton, Carol Wilson, Wilma Linehan, Ellen Opp, Vergia Day, Letha Schroeder and Virginia Peterson; third row, Linda Snodgrass, Ruth Esther Moomaw, Joycelyn Martin, Ann Stroud, Jeannette Swigert, Vivian Morris, Marjorie Sprouse, Jane Rhonemus, Joyce Wells and Jean True; back row, Ann Thompson, Shirley Louderback, Helen Potter, Betty Bowers, Marjorie Jefferis, Norma Grisham, Helen Hallstead, Mary Ann Fearing, Betty Beegle, Marthajane Joy, Carolyn Thornburg and Carole Bogan. Not shown are Lee Griffith, Betty Burris and Willadean Babb.


Courtesy of Joyce Wells

These are some highlights from the News Journal on Sept. 26, 1939:

National headlines

‘New Assault Launched On Besieged Warsaw’

‘Both France And Germany Suffer Many Casualties’

By the Associated Press

“BERLIN — Germany launches new assault on besieged Warsaw; communique reports ‘2,000 prisoners taken’ in pocket southeast of Warsaw.”

“PARIS — French and German artillery exchange fire across Rhine; dispatches report Nazi troop concentrations near Swiss border as Western Front activity increases.”

“COPENHAGEN — Scandinavian nations upset by sinking of two Swedish, two Finnish vessels within week.”

“LONDON — Britain reports new propaganda flights over Germany for distribution of leaflets warning germans they face serious shortages of vital supplies and cannot win war.

Locally

‘Drouth Causes Big Losses to Farmers’

“Ohio farmers face serious losses today as a weeks-old, crop-sapping drouth continued throughout most of the state. State Director of Agriculture John T. Brown said fruit growers would perhaps suffer the most, since fruit has ripened too fast for harvest and tons of apples and peaches have fallen to the ground to rot. The soy beans harvest was the earliest he ever saw, Brown said, adding the crop would be reduced about one-third because heat and lack of moisture kept beans from attaining regular size. Corn growers have also been hard hit. The early crop matured too quickly, with the fodder ripening before the ears; an extremely abnormal condition.”

‘Three Boys’ State Delegates to Speak’

“William Howard, Carlton Farquhar and Robert Garland, Wilmington High School seniors, who attended the Buckeye Boys’ State at Columbus during the summer, will speak to high school pupils Wednesday morning, Superintendent H.W. Hodson announced.”

‘Wilmington Boys At Plane Factory’

“Nine Wilmington High school boys and two others Tuesday were still talking about everything they saw on a trip through the plant of the Aeronautical Corporation of America at Lunken Airport, Cincinnati. Those who took the trip, arranged by J.E. Orebaugh, were William Wood, Robert Flint, Clarence Sheeter Jr., Kenneth Bond, James Waring, Pete Keymas, Thomas Fromme, Paul Crosley and Bert Rose, high school pupils; and William Waring and Dwight Sheeter.

• ‘Mrs. Alice McKay Haines, 81, widow of Zimri D. Haines, died of miocarditis at her home, 156 Prairie Avenue, Tuesday morning. The daughter of Tilgman and Sarah Jane Medaker McKay, she was born at McKays Station May 21, 1858.

Thirty-six female employees of the Clinton County Air Force Base — who worked there between 1943 and 1971 (when the base closed) — gathered at the Buck-I-Lodge in 1983. From left are: front, Beverly Russell, G.G. Walker, Susan Kienle and Wanda Little; second row, Kitty Bolton, Carol Wilson, Wilma Linehan, Ellen Opp, Vergia Day, Letha Schroeder and Virginia Peterson; third row, Linda Snodgrass, Ruth Esther Moomaw, Joycelyn Martin, Ann Stroud, Jeannette Swigert, Vivian Morris, Marjorie Sprouse, Jane Rhonemus, Joyce Wells and Jean True; back row, Ann Thompson, Shirley Louderback, Helen Potter, Betty Bowers, Marjorie Jefferis, Norma Grisham, Helen Hallstead, Mary Ann Fearing, Betty Beegle, Marthajane Joy, Carolyn Thornburg and Carole Bogan. Not shown are Lee Griffith, Betty Burris and Willadean Babb.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/09/web1_Screenshot-316-.jpgThirty-six female employees of the Clinton County Air Force Base — who worked there between 1943 and 1971 (when the base closed) — gathered at the Buck-I-Lodge in 1983. From left are: front, Beverly Russell, G.G. Walker, Susan Kienle and Wanda Little; second row, Kitty Bolton, Carol Wilson, Wilma Linehan, Ellen Opp, Vergia Day, Letha Schroeder and Virginia Peterson; third row, Linda Snodgrass, Ruth Esther Moomaw, Joycelyn Martin, Ann Stroud, Jeannette Swigert, Vivian Morris, Marjorie Sprouse, Jane Rhonemus, Joyce Wells and Jean True; back row, Ann Thompson, Shirley Louderback, Helen Potter, Betty Bowers, Marjorie Jefferis, Norma Grisham, Helen Hallstead, Mary Ann Fearing, Betty Beegle, Marthajane Joy, Carolyn Thornburg and Carole Bogan. Not shown are Lee Griffith, Betty Burris and Willadean Babb. Courtesy of Joyce Wells