BLAST FROM THE PAST - M'ville grad becomes POW

MARCH 9, 1944 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 63 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

MARCH 9, 1944

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 63 years ago:

Report - Robert Schild captive in Germany

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schild who live south of Monroeville on the Peru Center Road, have been informed that their son, Fobert, aged 23, is a prisoner of wary in Germany. On Feb. 2, they were notified that their son had been reported missing in action over France Jan. 21.

The young man is a graduate of Monroeville High School and was inducted into service a year ago last August. There is general rejoicing in the Monroeville district over the fact that the fighting aviator has emerged from his bombing experience with his life.

Candidates for primary rush to file by March 10

With the deadline for filing primary petitions fixed by law at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, March 10, candidates are taking steps to get under the wire. Among those who have filed in the last few days are John Elmlinger, Democratic candidate for county recorder; Harry Van Buskirk, Republican candidate for county commissioner; Jess W. Mellott, Republican candidate for sheriff; Wilbur D. Terry, Republican candidate for county engineer; William Bolton, Republican candidate for commissioner; John Feichtner, Willard R.D.; Republican candidate for commissioner; Frank Pierce, Republican candidate for state representative; Clarence Geiger, Bronson, Democratic candidate for commissioner.

Merchants are victimized by bad check passer

Last Saturday a six-foot man and his woman companion, who is described as a stunning brunette, managed to have bad checks cashed at Norwalk stores. The man ordered freely of merchandise and passed out the bad paper, while his co-worker later entered and carried out the goods. The woman is described as being dark haired, slender, about five six and wearing a brown coat with a fur collar. One of the checks yielded the passer $60.00. It is given out that at least one of the checks with the writing on both sides was done by the same person. Police Chief Frank Kromer is checking up in an effort to learn if similar work has been performed in nearby cities recently.

Norwalk flyer awarded D.F.C. in South Pacific

A press release from General Headquarters announced the award by Lt. Gen. George C. Kenny, Commander of the Allied Air Force in the Southwest Pacific Area, of the Distinguished Flying Cross to T. Sgt. Clarence J. Lindenberger, 96 Hester Street, Norwalk.

The award was made "for heroism in flight and exceptional and outstanding accomplishment in the face of great danger above and beyond the line of duty.

These operations consisted of over 200 hours of long range bombing missions against enemy airdromes and installations and attacks on enemy naval vessels and shipping.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok