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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

VALLEY HEROES OF 1943

BUILDING A GR EAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

 DELBERT J. MAINARD
As a recent graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Del Mainard enlisted in the United States Army on March 3, 1943. In that year he was assigned to the Military Police and Radio Communications Departments of the Army. Mainard's family resided on East Angelino Avenue in Burbank.

 ELLIS P. COURON
On December 13, 1943, Ellis Couron enlisted in the United States Navy. In 1943 he worked as a Fireman First Class. Ellis was born on may 1, 1923. He graduated from North Hollywood High School in the Winter Class of 1941. His mother lived on North Naomi Street in North Hollywood. 


 DAVID E. LEWIS
Private First Class, David Lewis worked for Vega Aircraft until enlisting in the United States Army Air Force on January 19, 1942. The son of Mrs. W. Lewis of North Hollywood, David served in the Technical Division. His family lived on Albers Street in North Hollywood.  


ALEXANDER LOPEZ
Alexander Lopez enlisted in the United States Army Air Force on February 15, 1943. At the time he was living on Mott Street in San Fernando. Prior to becoming a mechanic on Flying Fortresses,  Alex worked for the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. Private First Class Lopez received his military training at the Amarillo Army Air Field in Texas. 


GEORGE AFTERGOOD Jr.
Pharmacist mate 3rd Class, George Aftergood Jr. enlisted in the United States Nacy on June 1, 1942, just four months after graduating from Fairfax High School.  In 1943, his parents were living on Sarah Street in North Hollywood. After completing his training at the Hospital Corps School in San Diago, George was assigned to a Naval hospital in the South Pacific. Before going into the Navy, he worked for his father at Hollyvogue Knitting Mills in Los Angeles.


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