June 1944

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Humbird have received word from the War Department that their son, S/Sgt. William A. Humbird, has been reported missing in action in France since May 27. Before that date, Sergeant Humbird had been awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart/ Je was a waist gunner on a flying fortress. He has been in the Army Air Corps since March 21, 1943. Sergeant Humbird’s father is the manager of Linn County Lumber Company, Marceline.