|August 9, 1943
SEA. LICTHFUSS, DELHI, APPOINTED TO NAVY BAND
Delhi - Sea. 2/c Ralph Lichtfuss, son of Mr. and Ms. Frank Lichtfuss of Delhi, has been appointed to the Navy Band School at the destroyer base at San Diego, Cal. He was inducted February 27 and accepted by the Navy. He received his boot training at Sampson Naval Training Station.
Prominent in the band at Delaware Academy, from which he was graduated last June, he was the first man in uniform to receive a diploma at the local school. Hr was a member of the All-State Band at Syracuse last November and was among 16 French horn players selected from the state to demonstrate at the clinic.
|August 19, 1943
C.P. MEEHAN, DELHI, MISSING
Delhi - Clarence P. Meehan, Chief Gunnerís Mae on the gunboat, Plymouth, sunk off the North Carolina coast August 5, was the oldest of four sons of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Meehan, Delhi, who are in the Armed Forces. He has been reported missing since an underwater explosion sent the former Vanderbilt yacht to the bottom.
He had once told his mother that his duties required him to remain below decks most of the time and that he likely would be trapped if the ship went down.
Meehan was born at Delhi September 28, 1906, and received his education in local schools. He joined the Navy at 17 and would have completed 20 years service next spring. Most of his service was in the Pacific.
Two brothers, Pvt. Edward Meehan and Pvt. Lawrence Meehan, are believed to be somewhere in North Africa or, possibly, Sicily. Another brother, Pvt. William Meehan, is at a Massachusetts Army Camp His wife, Mrs. Pauline Meehan, is a nurse in St. Clares Hospital, New York.
August 17, 1943 BOARD 404 SENDS 18 MEN TO ARMY RECEPTION CENTER