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American G. I.'s Have Squatter's Rights in Belgium
 
American G. I.'s Have Squatter's Rights in Belgium
[image of two men seated in front of a structure. On the left is a crudely lettered sign that reads "Shanty Blvd.". On the sign is a cartoon of a head and near the mouth is something that may be a beer mug. One may is holding some sort of paper. Behind them there appears to be a box with flowers. In front of them is a single bit ax embedded in the ground.
 
  
At Least It's Better Than a Foxhole - SGT. Robert Aiello of Providence, R. I., (left) and Staff Sgt. Robert A. Daley of Virginia, formerly of Wortendyke, relax in front of their new home built with the aid of Yankee ingenuity out of scrap and target materials formerly belonging to the Germans.
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At Least It's Better Than a Foxhole - SGT. Rober Aiello of Providence, R. I., (left) and Staff Sgt. Robert A. Daley of Virginia, formerly of Wortendyke, relax in front of their new home built with the aid of Yankee ingenuity out of scrap and target materials formerly belonging to the Germans.
Staff Sergeant Robert A. Daley above pictured is one of the quartet of Daley brothers now in the armed forces, sons of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Daley of Onancock, Virginia, formerly well known residents of Ridgewood and Wortendyke. In the service three
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Staff Sergeant Robert A. Daley above pictured is one of the quartet of Daley brothers now in the armed forces, sons of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Daley of Onancock, Virginia, formerly well known residents of Ridgewood and Wortendyke.
years, he has been overseas with  the
 
Signal Corps two and one-half years.
 
A graduate of Ramsey High School,
 
he studied horticulture at Rutgers.
 
 
 
He left to enter the service in June,
 
1942, when the family was still living
 
in Wortendyke, Mr. and Mrs. Daley
 
moving to Virginia in December, 1942.
 
In this shack pictured the men use
 
an oil drum for a stove and straw for
 
their beds.
 
 
 
James, the eldest son, also a Ramsey
 
High graduate, is now in training
 
at the U.S. Maritime Service station.
 
The apprentice seaman will receive
 
six weeks of basic training. he also
 
studied horticulture at Rutgers.
 
 
 
Lt. William C. Daley is a pilot of
 
the 56th Fighter Group i England
 
which has destroyed more German
 
[planes than any other fighter group
 
in the Eighth Air Force, according to
 
an overseas bulletin. The group, flying
 
P-47 Thunderbolts in escort to
 
heavy bombers, has destroyed 723
 
enemy aircraft, and has won the
 
Presidential Unit Citation for "Exceptional
 
aggressiveness, outstanding
 
performance of duty and extraordinary
 
heroism in action."
 
 
 
Lt. Bill Daley has destroyed one
 
German jet-propelled aircraft on the
 
ground. He was employed in the engineering
 
department of Wrights,
 
Patterson, prior to enlisting in the
 
Air Corps. He is a graduate of St.
 
Luke's High School, and attended
 
State Teachers' College at Paterson.
 
 
 
Eugene Daley, the youngest son, is
 
also a St. Luke's graduate and went
 
into Navy training right from school.
 
He took the V-12 course at the University
 
of Richmond, and has been
 
two and one-half years at sea, as a
 
yeoman, 1/c on a destroyer in the
 
combat zones.
 

Revision as of 15:24, 22 January 2020

American G. I.'s Have Squatter's Rights in Belgium

At Least It's Better Than a Foxhole - SGT. Rober Aiello of Providence, R. I., (left) and Staff Sgt. Robert A. Daley of Virginia, formerly of Wortendyke, relax in front of their new home built with the aid of Yankee ingenuity out of scrap and target materials formerly belonging to the Germans. Staff Sergeant Robert A. Daley above pictured is one of the quartet of Daley brothers now in the armed forces, sons of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Daley of Onancock, Virginia, formerly well known residents of Ridgewood and Wortendyke.